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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

Print version ISSN 0101-8175

Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.15 no.4 Curitiba Dec. 1998 

First report of thelazia californiensis price (Nematoda, Thelazioidea) in South America from the eyes of a Brazilian deer, mazama gouazoupira (Fischer) (Mammalia, Cervidae)



Roberto Magalhães PintoI,II,*; Joaquim Júlio VicenteI,II; Henrique de Oliveira RodriguesI

ILaboratório de Helmintos Parásitos de Vertebrados, Departamento de Helmintologia, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Avenida Brasil 4365, 21045-900 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
IICNPq research fellow




Data on Thelazia californiensis Price, 1930 are presented. The importance of this eye nematode is also related to a few human cases due to this parasite in the USA. This is the first report of T. californiensis occurring in a South American host, Mazama gouazoupira (Fischer, 1814), which is also a new record for the species.

Key words: Nematode, Thelazia californiensis, mammal, deer, Brazil.



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Recebido em 29.VIII.1997; aceito em 04.XII.1998.



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