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Article Title

Helminths of the Western Toad, Bufo boreas (Bufonidae) from Southern California

Volume

98

Issue

1

First Page

39

Last Page

44

Abstract

Museum specimens of Bufo boreas from southern California were ex- amined for helminths. The helminth fauna consisted of one trematode species, Haematoloechus kernensis, one cestode species, Distoichometra bufonis, six nem- atode species, Aplectana itzocanensis, Cosmocercoides variabilis, Falcaustra in- glisi, Oswaldocruzia pipiens, Rhabdias americanus, Physaloptera sp. (third stage larvae only). Helminths found in B. boreas are generalists occurring in other anuran species. Bufo boreas represents a new host record for H. kernensis, A. itzocanensis, F. inglisi, and Physaloptera sp. (larvae).