A coprological survey of parasites of wild mantled howling monkeys, Alouatta palliata palliata.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Fecal samples from 155 mantled howling monkeys (Alouatta palliata palliata) examined at Centro Ecologico La Pacifica, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, revealed 75 (48%) had parasitic infections. A sampling of nine howling monkeys from Santa Rosa National Park. Costa Rica indicated only one infected animal (11%). Only three of 19 (16%) spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) also from Santa Rosa were infected. Controrchis biliophilus, Trypanoxyuris minutus, unidentified strongylid eggs and Isospora sp. oocysts were found. Three monkeys from La Pacifica died and were examined for adult helminths. They were infected with Ascaris lumbricoides, C. biliophilus and T. minutus.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stuart, MD; Greenspan, LL; Glander, KE; Clarke, MR

Published Date

  • October 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 547 - 549

PubMed ID

  • 2250334

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1943-3700

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-3558

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.7589/0090-3558-26.4.547


  • eng