Helminth Parasites (Trematoda, Cestoda, Nematoda) of Select Mammals (Didelphimorpha, Chiroptera, Carnivora) from McCurtain County, Oklahoma

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Chris T. McAllister
John M. Kinsella
Vasyl V. Tkach


Between February 2019 and September 2019, five individual mammals were collected inMcCurtain County, Oklahoma, and examined for helminth parasites as follows: Virginia opossum(Didelphis virginiana), two eastern red bats (Lasiurus borealis), bobcat (Lynx rufus), and gray fox(Urocyon cinereoargenteus). Eight taxa of parasites were recovered, including three trematodes,Paralecithodendriumsp.,Rhopalias coronatusandFibricola cratera, two cestodes,Vampirolepissp., andTaenia rileyi, and three nematodes,Physaloptera rara,Turgida turgida, andCruziaamericana.We document seven new geographic records; all of these helminths (exceptT. turgida)are reported from Oklahoma for the first time.

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Applied Ecology & Conservation