The red brocket deer (Mazama americana) as a new intermediate host of Taenia omissa (Taeniidae)

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A total of 13 metacestodes were collected from the lung and parietal pleura from a red brocket deer (Mazama americana) from the Peruvian Amazon. All metacestodes were identified as cysticerci of Taenia omissa by morphological and molecular analyzes. Cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 sequences from the new isolate T. omissa had more than 96.8% identity with other Peruvian isolates of the species previously sequenced. Lower similarities (93.8–95.8%) were verified between Peruvian and Canadian isolates. This finding adds a new intermediate host for T. omissa and also expands its geographical distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102439
JournalParasitology International
StatePublished - Dec 2021

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Funding Information:
We sincerely thank all the people from Nueva Esperanza in the Yavarí-Mirín River, who actively participated in data collection, which shows that communal participation is an essential step in developing of wildlife management. This research was supported by ERANet17/HLH-0271 , FAS (FSXXXVI-FS1) and Global Greengrants Fund ( N° 2020-4226 ).

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  • Cysticercus
  • Mazama americana
  • Metacestode
  • Red brocket deer
  • Taenia omissa


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