Fauna endoparasitária de duas raposas da américa do sul no Chile: Lycalopex culpaeus e lycalopex griseus

Pablo Oyarzún-Ruiz, Sophia Di Cataldo, Aitor Cevidanes, Javier Millán, Daniel González-Acuña

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Native foxes face serious threats related to anthropic activities and the uncontrolled pets. However, the transmission of several pathogens such as parasites by domestic dogs is an important conservation issue with limited attention in Chile. The lack of a proper identification of the helminths of wild canids in the country, based mostly in coprological studies, limited our knowledge in potential interspecific transmission. Thus, the aim of the present survey was to identify the parasitic fauna of two native canids, the Andean fox (Lycalopex culpaeus) (n=49) and Chilla (Lycalopex griseus) (n=17), from several localities in Chile through a complete parasitological survey. Sixteen different species were identified, 9 of which are new host records for Andean fox and two for Chilla fox in South America, and three are recorded for first time in Chile. Also, five of them are of zoonotic concern and six are known to use domestic dogs as their principal hosts. These findings have implications for public health and the conservation of canids whose interspecific transmission of parasites with domestic dogs is confirmed through these findings. The need for an exhaustive surveillance of wild carnivores is emphasized considering these hosts as important sources of micro-and macroparasites.

Título traducido de la contribuciónEndoparasitic fauna of two south american foxes in Chile: Lycalopex culpaeus and lycalopex griseus
Idioma originalPortugués
Número de artículoe006220
Páginas (desde-hasta)1-15
Número de páginas15
PublicaciónRevista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinaria
EstadoPublicada - 2020

Palabras clave

  • Chile
  • Chilla
  • Conservation
  • Culpeo fox
  • Endoparasites
  • Public health

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Parasitología
  • Veterinaria (todo)


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