International Journal of Primatology

, 27:767

Parasitic Nematodes in the Chimpanzee Population on Rubondo Island, Tanzania

  • Klara J. Petrzelkova
  • Hideo Hasegawa
  • Liza R. Moscovice
  • Taranjit Kaur
  • Mwanahamissi Issa
  • Michael A. Huffman
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10764-006-9043-2

Cite this article as:
Petrzelkova, K.J., Hasegawa, H., Moscovice, L.R. et al. Int J Primatol (2006) 27: 767. doi:10.1007/s10764-006-9043-2

We identified 3 nematodes not previously reported in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) introduced on Rubondo Island, Tanzania: Protospirura muricola, Subulura sp., and Anatrichosoma sp. Vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops pygerythrus), rodents, and intermediate insect hosts might maintain Protospirura muricola and Subulura sp., and indigenous monkeys on the island might also maintain Anatrichosoma sp. Low prevalence of Subulura sp. and Anatrichosoma sp. suggests that chimpanzees acquired them from ingestion of contaminated food.

Key words

chimpanzeeintroduced populationnematodenew parasite recordRubondo Island

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Klara J. Petrzelkova
    • 1
  • Hideo Hasegawa
    • 2
  • Liza R. Moscovice
    • 3
  • Taranjit Kaur
    • 4
  • Mwanahamissi Issa
    • 5
  • Michael A. Huffman
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute of Vertebrate BiologyAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicBrnoCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Infectious Diseases (Biology), Faculty of MedicineOita University, HasamaOitaJapan
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Biomedical Sciences & PathobiologyVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  5. 5.Rubondo Island National ParkGeita, MwanzaTanzania
  6. 6.Section of Ecology, Primate Research InstituteKyoto UniversityAichiJapan