Caryospora neofalconis and other enteroparasites in raptors from Mexico

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A coprological survey of enteroparasites in raptors (60 Falconiformes) from Central Mexico is reported. Three samples contained coccidian unsporulated oocysts, one contained Eimeria sp., one contained trematode eggs and one contained capillarid and trematode eggs and Eimeria sp. After sporulation at the laboratory, oocysts from a Falco peregrinus were identified as Caryospora neofalconis. The phylogenetic analysis of the C. neofalconis (GenBank accession number KT037081) showed a close relationship to the Australian strain RY 2014 isolate 16710 (GenBank accession number KJ634019) of Caryospora daceloe, with 99.2% similarity. As far as we are aware, this is the first report of C. neofalconis in raptors from Mexico and the Americas.

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Santana-Sánchez, G., Flores-Valle, I. T., González-Gómez, M., Vega-Sánchez, V., Salgado-Miranda, C., & Soriano-Vargas, E. (2015). Caryospora neofalconis and other enteroparasites in raptors from Mexico. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 4(3), 351–355. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijppaw.2015.08.004

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