Published records, in combination with own data have been brought together to provide data on parasite/host relationships of reptiles that occur in the Republic of South Africa.
A total of 62 nematode species belonging to 23 genera and 11 families are recorded from 20
snake and 21 lizard species. The genera Kalicephalus, Spauligodon,
Ophidascaris and Abbreviata are especially well represented, with
between five and eight species per genus. The most nematode species were recorded from the flap-neck chameleon, Chamaeleo dilepis
(eight), the puff-adder, Bitis arietans (eight) and the water monitor, Varanus
niloticus (seven). All synonyms of parasites and hosts are given.
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