Gastrointestinais e ectoparasitas do saracura-do-banhado, Pardirallus sanguinolentus (Aves: Rallidae) do Chile central

Translated title of the contribution: Gastrointestinal and ectoparasites of plumbeous rail, pardirallus sanguinolentus (Aves: Rallidae) in central Chile

Jose O. Valdebenito, Lucila Moreno, Carlos Barrientos, Segey Mironov, John Kinsella, Armando Cicchino, Mabel Mena, Alexandra Grandón-Ojeda, Daniel González-Acuña

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Abstract

With the aim to identify the parasite fauna of plumbeous rail, Pardirallus sanguinolentus (Aves: Rallidae) in Chile,
26 carcasses were parasitologically necropsied. The present study revealed the presence of 14 species of parasites (inverse Simpson index = 4.64; evenness = 0.332), including ectoparasites: feather mites: Analloptes megnini, Grallobia sp., Grallolichus sp., Megniniella sp., and Metanalges sp.; the feather lice Pseudomenopon meinertzhageni, Rallicola andinus, and Fulicoffula sp.; and six species of gastrointestinal helminths: Heterakis psophiae, Porrocaecum ardeae, Tetrameres sp.,
Capillaria sp., Diorchis sp., and Plagiorhynchus sp. The relatively high parasite richness that was found could be attributed to the highly favorable conditions of wetlands for parasite development. All parasites found, except feather lice, are new records for plumbeous rail. A checklist of parasites for plumbeous rail is presented.
Translated title of the contributionGastrointestinal and ectoparasites of plumbeous rail, pardirallus sanguinolentus (Aves: Rallidae) in central Chile
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)301-312
Number of pages12
JournalRevista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinaria
Volume27
Issue number3
Early online date6 Sep 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2018

Keywords

  • Diversity
  • Helminths
  • Parasites
  • Rallids
  • Wetlands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)

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