Helminth parasites of the mediterranean chameleon Chamaeleo chamaeleon (Linnaeus, 1758) (Reptilia: Chamaeleonidae) from Turkey

Birlik S., YILDIRIMHAN H. S., YILMAZ C., Yıldırım E., CANDAN K., Kumluta Y., ...More

Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, vol.72, no.3, pp.455-460, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: Acta Zoologica Bulgarica
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.455-460
  • Keywords: Chamaeleo chamaeleon, Helminth, Nematoda, Trematoda, Turkey
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


The helminth fauna of thirty nine Mediterranean Chameleon, Chamaeleo chamaeleon (Linnaeus, 1758) (22 ♂ ♂, 17 ♀ ♀) was examined. Specimens collected from Adana, Hatay, Antalya, Aydın, Gaziantep, Muğla and İzmir provinces in Turkey. The trematodes recovered included Plagiorchis elegans (Rudolphi, 1802) Braun, 1902, P. molini Lent & Freitas, 1940 and Pseudosonsinotrema chamaeleonis Dollfus, 1951. The nematode recovered was Physaloptera sp. Turkey is a new geographical record for Pseudosonsinotrema chamaeleonis. C. chamaeleon represents a new host record for P. elegans, P. molini and Physaloptera sp.