Composition of Helminth Communities in Montane and Lowland Populations of the Western Fence Lizard, Sceloporus Occidentalis from Los Angeles County, California
Goldberg, Stephen R., Bursey, Charles R., Cheam, Hay, The American Midland Naturalist
ABSTRACT.-Five hundred seventy-two Sceloporus occidentalis from Los Angeles County, California, were examined for helminths: 200 from the San Gabriel Mountains (montane, ca. 1584 m elevation) and 372 from the Puente Hills (lowland, ca. 150 m elevation). The component helminth community of the montane fence lizard population consisted of four species: two species of cestodes, Mesocestoides sp. and Oochoristica scelopon and two species of nematodes, Physaloptera retusa and Spauligodon giganticus. The component helminth community of the lowland fence lizard population contained three species: Mesocestoides sp., Physaloptera retusa and unidentified nematode acuard larvae. The two helminth …
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Publication information: Article title: Composition of Helminth Communities in Montane and Lowland Populations of the Western Fence Lizard, Sceloporus Occidentalis from Los Angeles County, California. Contributors: Goldberg, Stephen R. - Author, Bursey, Charles R. - Author, Cheam, Hay - Author. Journal title: The American Midland Naturalist. Volume: 140. Issue: 1 Publication date: July 1998. Page number: 186+. © 1995 University of Notre Dame, Department of Biological Sciences. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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