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dc.contributor.authorXavier, Maria A.
dc.contributor.authorAnjos, Luciano A. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorGazta, Gilberto S.
dc.contributor.authorMachado, Ingrid B.
dc.contributor.authorStorti-Melo, Luciane M.
dc.contributor.authorDias, Eduardo J. R.
dc.identifier.citationHerpetologica. Lawrence: Herpetologists League, v. 75, n. 4, p. 315-322, 2019.
dc.description.abstractThe abundance and composition of parasitic faunas are influenced by morphological and environmental characteristics. Environments with distinct climatic characteristics, such as the semiarid Caatinga domain and coastal Restinga ecosystem of Brazil, have particular humidity, rainfall, and temperature conditions that can influence parasitism in lizard communities. We evaluated the effects of geographic distribution and body size on the abundance and composition of endo- and ectoparasites of a lizard species representing each of the habitats: Ameivula ocellifera and A. nigrigula. Body size did not influence parasitic infestations. Both lizard species showed aggregate distribution patterns of the mite Eutrornbicula alfreddugesi. Four endoparasite species were found: Oochoristica, Raillietiella sp., Pharyngodon cesarpintoi, and Physaloptera. The principal endoparasites recorded in A. ocellifera and A. nigrigula were heteroxenous parasites, which are usually indirectly ingested by lizards through their diets (mainly arthropods). The discrepancy indices of endoparasite distributions were similar between the two host species, and showed aggregated distribution patterns. Geographic distributions, substrate temperatures, and the interaction between geographic distribution and air and substrate temperatures influenced ectoparasite abundance in both species, although endoparasite abundance was not explained by these variables. Temperature, precipitation, and humidity during the rainy season in both the Caatinga and Restinga habitats affected parasite abundance, distribution, survival, and development, and contributed to the observed variations in parasitic infestation levels in these lizard species.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado da Bahia
dc.publisherHerpetologists League
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.subjectEnvironmental variation
dc.titleInfluence of Geographic Distribution on Parasite Loads in Teiid Lizards (Squamata: Ameivula) from Northeastern Brazilen
dcterms.rightsHolderHerpetologists League
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.contributor.institutionFundacao Oswaldo Cruz
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de Sergipe (UFS)
dc.description.affiliationUniv Fed Bahia, Inst Biol, Programa Posgrad Biodiversidade & Evolucao, BR-40170290 Campus De Ondina, BA, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista, Fac Engn, Dept Biol & Zootecnia, BR-15385000 Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationFundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Serv Referencia Nacl Vetores Riquetsioses, Av Brasil 4365,Anexo Posterior Sala 08, BR-11321045 Manguinho, RJ, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Fed Sergipe, Programa Posgrad Biol Parasitaria, Lab Genet Mol & Biotecnol, Campus Prof Jose Aloisio de Campos, BR-49100000 Sao Cristovao, SE, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Fed Sergipe, Dept Biociencias, Lab Biol & Ecol Vertebrados, Campus Prof Alberto Carvalho, BR-49500000 Sao Cristovao, SE, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista, Fac Engn, Dept Biol & Zootecnia, BR-15385000 Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
dc.description.sponsorshipIdFundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado da Bahia: FAPESB-BOL2531/2016
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