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Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira

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FIGUEIREDO, Mayra A P; SANTOS, Ana Clara G  and  GUERRA, Rita de Maria S N C. Ectoparasites of wild animals in Maranhão. Pesq. Vet. Bras. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.11, pp.988-990. ISSN 0100-736X.

The objective of this study was to identify the ectoparasites of wild animals received by the Center of Wild Animals of São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil. The ectoparasites identified were: the lice Acidoproctus sp., Trinoton sp., Ciconiphilus sp., Austromenopon sp., Quadraceps sp., Saemundssonia sp., and Trichodectes canis; the ticks Amblyomma rotundatum and Rhipicephalus sanguineus; the fleas Ctenocephalides felis, and larvae of Cochliomyia hominivorax. The data presented register the infestation of wild mammals, reptiles and birds by ectoparasites.

Keywords : Wild animals; ectoparasites; Maranhão.

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