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A Checklist of Host-Parasite Interactions of the Order Crocodylia
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A Checklist of Host-Parasite Interactions of the Order Crocodylia

Marisa Tellez

Abstract

Records of parasitism in crocodilians date back to the early 1800s, distributed among published works, unpublished manuscripts, and international parasite catalogs. It is possible that parasites of crocodilians are highly host specific, resulting in a relationship that began over two hundred million years ago. Analyzing parasite-host specificity, geographic distribution, and taxonomy can provide otherwise cryptic details about crocodilian ecology and evolution, as well as their local food web dynamics. This information may also be useful for implementing improved conservation tactics for both ... More

Keywords: Crocodylia, parasite, host-parasite relationships, Acanthocephala, Nematoda, Arthropoda, Apicomplexa, Platyhelminthes, Sarcomastigophora

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780520098893
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520098893.001.0001

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Marisa Tellez, author

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