Intestinal helminths are reported from four species of scincid lizards
from southern Africa: Mabuya occidentalis, Mabuya spilogaster, Mabuya
striata and Mabuya variegata. The helminth fauna consisted of one
species of Cestoda, Oochoristica truncata and five species of Nematoda,
Abbreviata paradoxa, Maxvachonia dimorpha, Parapharyngodon rotundatus,
Spauligodon petersi and Thubunaea fitzsimonsi. All findings represent
new host records. Ascarid larvae were also found. It appears that
Mabuya is infected by generalist helminths that occur in other species
of African lizards.
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