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Acanthocephala of the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in North America

Journal of Parasitology

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Abstract

Examination of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) collected from several locations in North America contributed new information concerning the acanthocephalan fauna of this host. Representatives of Arythmorhynchus brevis, representing a new host record, were collected from eagles in Florida, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin. Plagiorhynchus sp. was collected from an eagle in Florida. Corynosoma strumosum was collected from an eagle in Alaska. Andracantha phalacrocoracis, representing a new host record, was collected from an eagle in Alaska. Southwellina hispida, representing a new host record, was collected from eagles in Maine and Virginia. The occurrence of gravid or mature females of A. brevis, Plagiorhynchus sp., and S. hispida suggests that the bald eagle may serve as a competent definitive host for these species.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Acanthocephala of the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in North America
Series title:
Journal of Parasitology
Volume
83
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 540-541
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
540
Last page:
541
Number of Pages:
2