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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 107, No. 4, 2012, pp. 539-542
Bioline Code: oc12078
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 107, No. 4, 2012, pp. 539-542

 en Syphacia sp. (Nematoda: Oxyuridae) in coprolites of Kerodon rupestris check for this species in other resources Wied, 1820 (Rodentia: Caviidae) from 5,300 years BP in northeastern Brazil
de Souza, Mônica Vieira; Sianto, Luciana; Chame, Marcia; Ferreira, Luiz Fernando & Araújo, Adauto

Abstract

We present the results of paleoparasitological analyses in coprolites of Kerodon rupestris check for this species in other resources , rodent endemic to rocky areas of Brazil’s semiarid region. The coprolites were collected from excavations at the archaeological site of Toca dos Coqueiros, in the National Park of Serra da Capivara, southeastern of state of Piauí. Syphacia sp. (Nematoda: Oxyuridae) eggs were identified in coprolites dated at 5,300 ± 50 years before present. This is the first record of the genus Syphacia in rodent coprolites in the Americas.

Keywords
Kerodon rupestris - Syphacia - paleoparasitology - coprolites

 
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