Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
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POINTIER, JP et al. A potential snail host of schistosomiasis in Bolivia: Biomphalaria amazonica paraense, 1966. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 2002, vol.97, n.6, pp. 793-796. ISSN 0074-0276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02762002000600007.
Biomphalaria amazonica Paraense, 1996 was collected from a permanent pond in the outskirts of the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz. Identification of the collected specimens was made by comparison with the original description of the species and with topotypic material in the collection of Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Phylogenetic analysis confirmed that these Bolivian specimens belong to B. amazonica.
Keywords : Biomphalaria amazonica; Bolivia.