Taenia mustelae

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Taenia mustelae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Cestoda
Order: Cyclophyllidea
Family: Taeniidae
Genus: Taenia
Species: T. mustelae
Binomial name
Taenia mustelae
Gmelin, 1790

Taenia mustelae is a tapeworm of the genus Taenia from the United States. Adults infect carnivorans such as weasels, skunks, and martens,[1] but larvae have been found in rodents such as the Florida mouse (Podomys floridanus)[2] and the marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) in Florida[3] and the hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus) in Florida and Georgia.[4] These rodents may serve as intermediate hosts.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kinsella, J.M. 1974. Comparison of helminth parasites of the cotton rat, Sigmodon hispidus, from several habitats in Florida. American Museum Novitates 2540:1–12., p. 5; 1988, p. 277; Kinsella, J.M. 1991. Comparison of helminths of three species of mice, Podomys floridanus, Peromyscus gossypinus, and Peromyscus polionotus, from southern Florida. Canadian Journal of Zoology 39:3078–3083., p. 3082
  2. ^ Kinsella, J.M. 1991. Comparison of helminths of three species of mice, Podomys floridanus, Peromyscus gossypinus, and Peromyscus polionotus, from southern Florida. Canadian Journal of Zoology 39:3078–3083., table 2
  3. ^ Kinsella, J.M. 1988. Comparison of helminths of rice rats, Oryzomys palustris, from freshwater and saltwater marshes in Florida. Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington 55(2):275–280., p. 277
  4. ^ Kinsella, 1974, pp. 5, 8
  5. ^ Kinsella, 1991, p. 3082