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novel cryptosporidium bat genotypes iii and iv in bats from the usa and czech republic.bats from the families rhinolophidae (nā€‰=ā€‰90) and vespertilionidae (nā€‰=ā€‰191) in the usa and czech republic were screened for the presence of cryptosporidium by microscopic and molecular analysis of faecal samples collected from rectum of dissected animals and from the ground beneath roosting sites. cryptosporidium oocysts were not detected in any of the 281 faecal specimens examined using the aniline-carbol-methyl violet staining method. nested pcr amplification, sequencing and phylogenetic anal ...201526255170
long-term bat abundance in sagebrush steppe.bats of western north america face many threats, but little is known about current population changes in these mammals. we compiled 283 surveys from 49 hibernacula over 32 years to investigate population changes of townsend's big-eared bats (corynorhinus townsendii townsendii) and western small-footed myotis (myotis ciliolabrum) in idaho, usa. this area comprises some of the best bat habitat in the western usa, but is threatened by land-use change. bats in this area also face invasion by the pat ...201830115979
synonymy of longibucca eptesica with longibucca lasiura (nematoda: rhabditoidea) and new host and geographic records.the genus longibucca chitwood, 1933 (nematoda: rhabditoidea) is reviewed based on examination of museum and adult specimens collected from 4 species of bats (myotis lucifugus, myotis ciliolabrum, eptesicus fuscus, and lasionycteris noctivagans) in alberta, canada. two species are considered valid, namely longibucca vivipara chitwood, 1933, and longibucca lasiura mcintosh and chitwood, 1934. longibucca eptesica elsea, 1953 is considered a synonym of l. lasiura. new hosts of longibucca lasiura inc ...19948195954
six new eimeria species from vespertilionid bats of north america.twenty species of bats (molossidae, vespertilionidae) were collected from california, new mexico, oregon, south carolina, utah, and baja california norte (mexico), and 29 of 404 (7%) animals, including antrozous pallidus, eptesicus fuscus, myotis auriculus, myotis californicus, myotis ciliolabrum, myotis evotis, myotis lucifugus, myotis thysanodes, myotis vivesi, myotis volans, myotis yumanensis, and nycticeius humeralis were infected with eimeria spp., which represent 6 new species. sporulated ...199910386443
first record of hosts for tick carios kelleyi (acari: ixodida: argasidae) in canada and montana.i found carios kelleyi cooley & kohls (formerly ornithodoros kelleyi) (acari: ixodida: argasidae) on five species of bats (eptesicusfuscus, myotis lucifugus, myotis ciliolabrum, myotis evotis, and myotis volans) in the prairies of southeastern alberta and north central montana. this is the first occurrence of ticks on bats in canada. this is also the first record of c. kelleyi on m. evotis and m. volans. dates of parasitization ranged from 22 may to 17 october, and the number of ticks per host r ...200515962805
eimeria from bats of the world: two new species from myotis spp. (chiroptera: vespertilionidae).between 1986 and 1995, 548 fecal samples were collected from 41 species of bats (molossidae, mormoopidae, phyllostomidae, thyropteridae, and vespertilionidae) from new mexico, california, baja california sur (mexico), and bolivia. of these, the feces of 28 (5%) bats, including antrozous pallidus, myotis ciliolabrum, myotis lucifugus, and myotis yumanensis (vespertilionidae), contained oocysts representing at least 3 species of eimeria. a new species of eimerian from m. lucifugus (3/27, 11%) and ...19979194833
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