Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
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SIANTO, Luciana et al. Trichuris sp. from 1,040 +/- 50-year-old Cervidae coprolites from the archaeological site Furna do Estrago, Pernambuco, Brazil. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 2012, vol.107, n.2, pp. 273-274. ISSN 0074-0276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02762012000200018.
We present results of the paleoparasitological analysis of Cervidae coprolites that were recovered from the archaeological site Furna do Estrago, Pernambuco, Brazil. Trichuris sp. eggs were recovered from the coprolite samples dated 1,040 ± 50 years before present. This is the first record of Trichuris sp. in semiarid Cervidae, unexpectedly recorded in archaeological material.
Keywords : Cervidae; coprolites; paleoparasitology.