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Key to trematodes reported in waterfowl

Resource Publication 142

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Abstract

This key is the second in a series for identification of the helminths reported in waterfowl (Family Anatidae, Order Anseriformes). The first was a key to nematodes (McDonald 1974).

The trematodes show the greatest variety of forms among the helminth parasites of waterfowl, including over half of all species reported; sometimes this group also includes the greatest part of the worms in a single bird. Over 500 species of trematodes have been reported in waterfowl. Almost all of these have been included in the present set of keys; it was not possible, however, to obtain the descriptions of a few forms (7 of 525).

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
Key to trematodes reported in waterfowl
Series title:
Resource Publication
Series number:
142
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
156 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N