Helminth parasites of bats (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) in the department of Junin, Peru and check list of records made in Peru

David Minaya Angoma, Gloria M. Saez Flores, Jhon Chero De La Cruz, Celso Cruces Chancahuaña, José Iannacone

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Abstract

The objective of this work was to determine the parasitic helminth fauna of the phylostomid bats of Junin, Peru, as well as to prepare an updated checklist of records made in Peru. Thirty bats of 6 different species belonging to the family Phyllostomidae were captured in the locality of Chanchamayo, Junin, Peru. Of these species, Artibeus lituratus Olfers, 1818, A. planirostris (Spix, 1823) and Carollia perspicillata (Linnaeus, 1758) were parasitized by trematodes and nematodes; Phyllostomus discolor (Wagner, 1843) by cestodes and nematodes; Carollia benkeithi Solari & Baker, 2006 and Glossophaga soricina (Pallas, 1766) by nematodes. A total of 175 trematode specimens, 115 nematode specimens and 8 cestode specimens were collected. All parasites found in the survey are new records for the department of Junin. The checklist developed in this study found 26 parasite species in the literature. Litomosoides brasiliensis Almeida, 1936, was the endoparasite with the largest number of hosts. The number of hosts with at least one species of parasite recorded was 22 bat species on the checklist.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-73
Number of pages17
JournalRevista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, Nueva Serie
Volume22
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Bats
  • Host
  • Litomosoides
  • Parasites
  • Phyllostomidae

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