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First finding of Ityogonimus lorum and I. ocreatus co-infection in the Iberian mole, Talpa occidentalis

  • Roser Adalid , Jordi Torres , Marcos Miñarro , Màrius Vicent Fuentes and Jordi Miquel EMAIL logo
From the journal Acta Parasitologica


The Ityogonimus lorum-I. ocreatus co-infection is reported for the first time in the Iberian mole Talpa occidentalis in Asturias (NW Spain). Both Ityogonimus species are stenoxenous helminths of insectivores of the genus Talpa and they have often been found parasitizing the Iberian mole and also the European mole T. europaea, but a mixed infection had not been previously reported. The present study also highlights the main differential morphometric characteristics between I. lorum and I. ocreatus such as the body length, the ventral sucker diameter, the ratio between suckers and the distance between suckers.


JT and JM are members of the 2017 -SGR-1008 research group.


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Received: 2018-03-19
Revised: 2018-05-25
Accepted: 2018-06-04
Published Online: 2018-10-18
Published in Print: 2018-12-19

© 2018 W. Stefański Institute of Parasitology, PAS

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