First record of Mesocestoides spp. vaillant, 1863 tetrathyridia (Cestoidea : Cyclophyllidea) in anatolian lizard, Anatololacerta danfordi (gunther, 1876) in Turkey


Gurelli G., Gocmen B. , Cetin-Dongan T., Alpagut-Keskin N.

NORTH-WESTERN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.3, no.2, pp.96-104, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : NORTH-WESTERN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.96-104

Abstract

Mesocestoides spp. tetrathyridia were first recorded in Turkey in April and December 2006, from Anatololacerta danfordi individuals. Tetrathyridia were found encapsulated in the livers of the host animals. Although prevalence of infection was low, its intensity was very high. Both morphological and histological features of tehtrathyridia were determined. The morphological examination revealed the absence of buds, multiple scoleces, or any other evidence of asexual proliferation.