Key to trematodes reported in waterfowl

Resource Publication 142



This key is the second in a series for identification of the helminths reported in waterfowl (Family Anatidae, Order Anseriformes). The first was a key to nematodes (McDonald 1974).

The trematodes show the greatest variety of forms among the helminth parasites of waterfowl, including over half of all species reported; sometimes this group also includes the greatest part of the worms in a single bird. Over 500 species of trematodes have been reported in waterfowl. Almost all of these have been included in the present set of keys; it was not possible, however, to obtain the descriptions of a few forms (7 of 525).

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Title Key to trematodes reported in waterfowl
Series title Resource Publication
Series number 142
Year Published 1981
Language English
Publisher U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description 156 p.
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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