Parasitic Acanthocephalans Described from Nonhuman Primates

TABLE 4.10 Parasitic Acanthocephalans Described from Nonhuman Primates

Parasite Genus Species Location in Host Prosimians New World Monkeys Old World Monkeys Apes
Phylum Acanthocephala          
Moniliformis moniliformis Small intestine       X
Prosthenorchis elegans Ileum, cecum, colon   X    
P. spirula Ileum, cecum, colon X X    

 


Reference:

Strait, K., Else, J.G., & Eberhard, M.L. (2012). Parasitic diseases of nonhuman primates. In C. Abee, K. Mansfield, S. Tardif, & T. Morris (Eds.), Nonhuman primates in biomedical research volume 2: Diseases (pp.197-297). Oxford: Academic Press.