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dc.contributor.advisorDronen, Norman, Jr.
dc.creatorMurray, Rebecca Ann
dc.date.accessioned2004-09-30T01:45:31Z
dc.date.available2004-09-30T01:45:31Z
dc.date.created2003-05
dc.date.issued2004-09-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/193
dc.description.abstractSpecimens of 6 species of threatened, vulnerable, and endangered turtles (Cuora amboinensis, Cyclemys dentata, Heosemys grandis, Orlitia borneensis, Pyxidea mouhotii, and Siebenrockiella crassicollis) belonging to family Bataguridae, were confiscated in Hong Kong, China on 11 December 2001 by international authorities. Endohelminth studies on these turtle species are scarce, and this study provided a rare opportunity to examine a limited number of specimens for endohelminths. Ten different parasite species were collected and there were 16 new host records. This is the first record of a parasite from P. mouhotii. The parasite prevalences found in this study provide a basis for a better understanding of the phylogenetic relationships of the family Bataguridae to other families, especially Testudinidae. Based on known life cycles, parasites found provided an indication of food preferences of these 6 turtle species that support previous studies of the turtles' feeding habits. However, the results of the parasite survey from O. borneensis provided additional feeding habit information. The list of endohelminths herein is intended to provide a foundation for future parasite studies of the 6 species of Asian turtles.en
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dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.format.mimetypetext/plain
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
dc.subjectHong Kongen
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.subjectConfiscationen
dc.subjectBataguridaeen
dc.subjectTestudinidaeen
dc.subjectTurtleen
dc.subjectParasiteen
dc.subjectPhylogenyen
dc.subjectFood habitsen
dc.subjectBiodiversityen
dc.subjectDiseaseen
dc.subjectBurmaen
dc.subjectThailanden
dc.subjectVietnamen
dc.subjectSumatraen
dc.subjectBorneoen
dc.subjectMalaysia Cestodaen
dc.subjectTrematodaen
dc.subjectNematodaen
dc.subjectSpirorchidaeen
dc.subjectAspidogastreaen
dc.subjectDigeneaen
dc.subjectCuora amboinensisen
dc.subjectCyclemys dentataen
dc.subjectHeosemys grandisen
dc.subjectOrlitia borneensisen
dc.subjectPyxidea mouhotiien
dc.subjectSiebenrockiella crassicollisen
dc.subjectManouria emysen
dc.subjectManouria impressaen
dc.subjectFalcaustra duyagien
dc.subjectFalcaustra greinerien
dc.subjectSerpinema octorugatumen
dc.subjectDiaschistorchis multitesticularisen
dc.subjectMulticotyle purvisien
dc.subjectTelorchis clemmydisen
dc.subjectStunkardia dilymphosaen
dc.titleEndohelminths from six rare species of turtles (Bataguridae) from Southeast Asia confiscated by international authorities in Hong Kong, Chinaen
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentWildlife and Fisheries Sciencesen
thesis.degree.disciplineWildlife and Fisheries Sciencesen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFitzgerald, Lee
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSweet, Merrill
dc.type.genreElectronic Thesisen
dc.type.materialtexten
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