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Article Title

Composition of the Helminth Community of a Montane Population of the Coastal Whiptail, Cnemidophorus tigris multiscutatus (Sauria: Teiidae) from Los Angeles County, California

Volume

97

Issue

2

First Page

82

Last Page

85

Abstract

Two-hundred sixty two Cnemidophorus tigris multiscutatus from the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California were examined for helminths. The helminth community consisted of two species of cestodes (Oochoristica scelopori and Mesocestoides sp.), two species of nematodes {Pharyngodon cnemidophori and Physaloptera sp.) and one species of acanthocephalan {Moniliformis monili- formis). The helminth with highest prevalence (15%) and greatest mean intensity (6.35) was Pharyngodon cnemidophori. Cnemidophorus tigris represents a new host record for Oochoristca scelopori and Moniliformis moniliformis.