Coprological Surveys of Alouatta pigra at Two Sites in Belize

Eckert, Katherine A. and Hahn, Nina E. and Genz, Andrew and Kitchen, Dawn M. and Stuart, Michael D. and Averbeck, Gary A. and Stromberg, Bert E. and Markowitz, Hal (2006) Coprological Surveys of Alouatta pigra at Two Sites in Belize. International Journal of Primatology, 27 (1). pp. 227-238. ISSN 0164-0291

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    Fecal samples were collected from black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra) in north central Belize and analyzed for evidence of endoparasite life stages. At least six types of endoparasites were found in Alouatta pigra fecal samples collected in the Lamanai Archaeological Reserve and the Community Baboon Sanctuary in 1999. These include a digenean trematode, an oxyurid nematode, a strongyle-type nematode, an ascarid presumed to be Ascaris sp., Entamoeba coli and Iodamoeba b¨ utschlii. Higher trematode prevalence was found in adult Alouatta pigra compared to juveniles and higher prevalence of nematode larvae in all animals was found in the wet season compared to the dry season.

    Item Type: Peer-reviewed Journal Article
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    Unique ID or DOI: 10.1007/s10764-005-9010-3
    Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
    Keywords: Alouatta pigra; belize; disease; parasite prevalence.
    Subjects: (A) Biodiversity > (AG) Mammals > (AGC) Herbivores
    Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3C) Other Universities
    Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2010 13:47
    Last Modified: 20 Jan 2011 14:27

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