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The Intestinal Parasites of a Community of Feral Chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii

Sharon K. File, W. C. McGrew and Caroline E. G. Tutin
The Journal of Parasitology
Vol. 62, No. 2 (Apr., 1976), pp. 259-261
DOI: 10.2307/3279280
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3279280
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Abstract

Fecal specimens from 32 champanzees living in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, were examined. Six species of helminths and 2 species of ciliates were found: Probstmayria gombensis File (in press), Strongyloides fuelleborni von Linstow 1905, Necator sp., Oesophagostomum sp., Abbreviata caucasica von Linstow 1902, Trichuris sp., Troglodytella abrassarti Brumpt and Joyeux 1921, and an unidentified ciliate. None of the parasitic infections were heavy. This is the first such survey of the chimpanzee in its natural habitat.

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