Journal of Helminthology

Research Article

A Study on the Cestodes of Carnivores in the Northwest of Iran

I. Mobedia1, R. A. Braya1*, F. Arfaaa1 and K. Movafaga1

a1 Helminthology Section, School of Public Health, University of Teheran, P.O. Box 1310, Teheran, Iran

A study of the intestines of 208 carnivores (red fox, wolf and cat) from three different regions of Azerbaijan, Iran, revealed 10 species of cestodes: Taenia polyacantha, Taenia endothoracica, Echinococcus tnultilocularis, Joyeuxiella echinorhynchoides and Mesocestoides lineatus were found in Vulpes vulpes; Taenia multiceps, Taenia hydatigena, Echinococcus granulosus and Dipylidium caninum in Canis lupus; Taenia taeniaeformis in Felis sp.

(Accepted March 14 1973)


* Department of Zoology, British Muscum (Natural History), Cromwell Road London S.W.7., England.