In a survey of 15 soras (Porzana carolina) and 31 Virginia rails (Rallus limicola) collected in Iowa during May-September 1963, Protechinostoma mucronisertulatum was the most frequently encountered trematode of the sora. It does not occur in the Virginia rail. Experimentally-developed metacercariae and adults were obtained and host-parasite relationships studied with special reference to annual incidence of infection in snails. Additional helminths of the sora and the Virginia rail include several representing new host records.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1966 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Redington, Bryce C. and Ulmer, Martin J.
"Helminth Parasites of Rails and Host-Parasite Relationships of the Trematode Protechinostoma mucronisertulatum,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 73(1), 391-405.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol73/iss1/58