Gastrointestinal Helminths of the Western Brush Lizard, Urosaurus graciosus graciosus (Phrynosomatidae)
Goldberg, Stephen R.
Bursey, Charles R.
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Forty -one Urosaurus graciosus graciosus Hallowell, 1854, from Ne- <br /><br />vada and California were examined for helminths. Two lizards (5% prevalence) <br /><br />were infected with helminths. One female harbored one Oochoristica sp. and <br /><br />another female harbored one third stage Physaloptera sp. Physaloptera sp. is a <br /><br />new host record and is the first nematode recorded from Urosaurus graciosus. <br /><br />Helminth fauna of U. graciosus is compared to that of 22 lizard species from <br /><br />Riverside County, California.