Parasitologia hungarica

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Author(s): Gubányi, A., Mészáros, F., Murai, É. & Soltész, A.
Title: Studies on helminth parasites of the small field mouse (Apodemus microps) and the common vole (Microtus arvalis) from a pine forest in Hungary
Title: A kislábú erdeiegér és a mezei pocok féregélősködőinek vizsgálata egy magyarországi erdei fenyvesben
Year: 1992
Volume: 25
Pages: 37-51.

Abstract: The helminth fauna of the small field mouse (Apodemus microps Kratochvil and Rosicky, 1952) and the common vole (Microtus arvalis Pallas, 1778) was studied in a pine forest at Babat (County Pest). A total of 9 parasitic helminths were recovered from the small field mouse, which is reported for the first time as a new host of Anoplocephaloides dentata, Hymenolepis fraterna, Hymenolepis diminuta and Hymenolepis muris-sylvatici. Only well-known helminths were found in common voles, but Heligmosomum costellatum was lacking. The prevalence of parasitic helminths in the two micromammalian species remained beyond what would have been expected. A remarkable seasonal difference was observed in parasite composition by sex of the host species.
Keywords: Hungary, pine forest, Apodemus microps, Microtus arvalis, parasitic helminths, seasonal variation, weight category

Journal: Parasitologia Hungarica
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ISSN: 0303-688X
Publisher: Magyar Parazitológusok Társasága, Budapest
Editor(s): K. Murai, É. & Thoma, A.