Spermophilus tridecemlineatus, parasites, Iowa
A total of 19, thirteen-lined ground squirrels (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus) were examined for parasites from two locations in Ames, Iowa. Parasites found and their respective prevalence included Androlaelaps fahrenholzi (47.4%), an unidentified non-parasitic mesostigmatic mite (21.1 %), Ixodes sculptus (52.6%), Opisocrostis bruneri (26. 3%), a skin bot believed to be Cuterebra sp. (5.3%), Monocystis sp. (18.8%), Eimeria citelli, (81.3%) and E. bilamellata (18.8%). Helminths were not found, nor were antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Kietzmann, Glenn E. and Kietzmann, Ellen A.
"Parasites Associated with Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrels (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus Mitchill) from Ames, Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 94:
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol94/iss1/6