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Author(s): Kriska, T.
Title: Parasitic helminths of house mouse (Mus musculus Linnaeus, 1758) in Hungary
Year: 1993
Publication date: 1993-09-30
Volume: 8
Pages: 13-23.

Abstract: Taxonomical and faunistical investigations of helminths parasitizing house mouse have been carried out. Worms were collected from 590 host specimens caught at 60 different localities of Hungary. 5 species of tapeworms (488 individuals) and 6 species of nematodes (4870 individuals) were found as follows: Cestoda - Catenotaenia pusilla, Hymenolepis fraterna, H. straminea, Taenia taeniaeformis metacestoda, Mathevotaenia symmetrica ssp. occidentalis. Nematoda - Trichocephalus muris, Heligmosomoides polygyrus polygyrus, Aspiculuris tetraptera, Syphacia obvelata, S. stroma, Mastophorus muris. Three nematoda species: Trichocephalus muris, Syphacia stroma, Mastophorus muris are reported for the first time from Mus musculus in Hungary. The general prevalence of helminth infection was 50%, of which the dominant species was A. tetraptera.
Keywords: Hungary, taxonomy, faunistics, Rodentia, Helminths, CestodaNematoda, international review, Mus musculus

Journal: Miscellanea zoologica hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Miscnea zool. hung.
ISSN: 0230-9017
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Forró, L., Bankovics, A., Demeter, A., Korsós, Z., Murai, É. & Matskási, I.