First report of Ancylostoma tubaeforme in Persian Leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor)


Ancylostoma tubaeforme was originally described as a separate species parasitizing the cat. The adults of A. tubaeforme are 7 to 12 mm long. A. tubaeforme can be differentiated from the adults of A. braziliense and A. ceylanicum by the presence of three teeth. Here we describe the first re­port of A. tubaeforme in a Persian young female leopard, 2-3 years old, with head and trunk length 120 centimeters, length of tail 98 centimeters and body weight 35 kilograms.

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Youssefi M, Hoseini S, Hoseini S, Zaheri B, Abouhosseini Tabari M. First report of Ancylostoma tubaeforme in Persian Leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor). Iran J Parasitol. 1;5(1):61-63.