Parasites of the Raccoon, Procyon lotor

Journal of Parasitology
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At least 76 species of parasites have been reported from raccoons. These include 4 species of protozoa, 27 nematodes, 20 trematodes, 7 cestodes, 3 acanthocephala, and 15 arthropods. In many cases these represent single reports. In other cases some of the parasites are known to be of frequent occurrence and broad geographical range on the basis of several surveys that have been conducted. During the past 30 years 260 raccoons have been examined for parasites at the Patuxent Research Refuge. While most of these animals were collected on the refuge, several were from other localities in Maryland and a few from outside this state. The known distribution and occurrence of parasites of the raccoon are presented on charts and representative specimens of some of those collected at the Patuxent Research Refuge are demonstrated.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Parasites of the Raccoon, Procyon lotor
Series title Journal of Parasitology
Volume 45
Issue 4, section 2
Year Published 1959
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 58(abstract)
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Parasitology
First page 58(abs)