Nematodes in Sceloporus variabilis (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae) in localities in the Altas Montañas region of Veracruz, Mexico Nematodes in S. variabilis

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Norma Mora Collado
Ricardo Serna-Lagunes
Gabriela Tinoco-Camarillo
Rosalía Núñez-Pastrana
Benjamín Nogueda-Torres
J. Salazar-Ortiz

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Objective: Identify nematodes of the digestive tract of the lizard Sceloporus variabilis.
Methodology: In different localities in the Altas Montañas region, 11 individuals of S. variabilis were collected and a range of morphological characteristics measured. Their intestines were dissected to identify the nematodes present.
Results: Were identified 17 nematodes belonging to the Oxyuridae family, present in the lizard S. variabilis. Not found differences in the frequency of nematodes between sexes and localities.
Implications: Identification of nematodes in S. variabilis is basic information for the knowledge of the parasite-host relationship.
Conclusions: The nematodes of the Oxyuridae family may cause mechanical symptoms in S. variabilis.

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