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Occurrence of infection by Platynosomum illiciens (Braun, 1901) in captive neotropical primates

Abstract

Platynosomum illiciens (Trematoda, Plagiorchida) is a trematode parasite reported in felids and falconiforms. It was identified in the gall bladder of eight captive neotropical necropsied primates from the National Primate Center (CENP), Ananindeua, State of Pará, Brazil. This is the first description of Platynosomum illiciens as a parasite of primates.

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Correspondence to Klena S. M. Silva.

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Silva, K.S.M., Silva, R.J. & Pereira, W.L.A. Occurrence of infection by Platynosomum illiciens (Braun, 1901) in captive neotropical primates. Primates 53, 79–82 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10329-011-0281-3

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Keywords

  • Neotropical primates
  • Platynosomum illiciens
  • Trematoda
  • Captivity