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Parasites, primates, and ant-plants: Clues to the life cycle of Controrchis spp. in Black Howler Monkeys (Alouatta pigra) in southern belize

Kowalzik, Barbara; PavelKa, Mary; Kutz, Susan; Behie, Alison

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence, intensity, and possible transmission routes of the trematode, Controrchis spp. (Dicrocoeliidae), in a population of black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra) near Monkey River, Belize. Alouatta pigra are arboreal primates that are typically folivorous and frugivorous. Controrchis is a dicrocoeliid trematode and, as such, should require a gastropod and an ant (Formicidae) intermediate host for transmission. From January to July 2005 and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79547
Source: Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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