Taenia rileyi

Taenia rileyi is a tapeworm of the genus Taenia from the United States. Adults infect bobcats (Lynx rufus) and feral domestic cats (Felis silvestris catus),[1] but larvae have been found in rodents such as the cotton mouse (Peromyscus gossypinus),[2] the marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) in Florida,[3] and the hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus) in Florida and Georgia.[4] These rodents may serve as intermediate hosts.[1]

Taenia rileyi
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Cestoda
Order: Cyclophyllidea
Family: Taeniidae
Genus: Taenia
Species:
T. rileyi
Binomial name
Taenia rileyi
Loewen, 1929

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Kinsella, J. M. 1974. "Comparison of Helminth Parasites of the Cotton Rat, Sigmodon hispidus, from Several Habitats in Florida". American Museum Novitates, 2540:1–12., p. 3082
  2. ^ Kinsella, J. M. 1991. "Comparison of Helminths of Three Species of Mice, Podomys floridanus, Peromyscus gossypinus, and Peromyscus polionotus, from Southern Florida". Canadian Journal of Zoology, 39:3078–3083., table 2
  3. ^ Kinsella, J. M. 1988. "Comparison of Helminths of Rice Rats, Oryzomys palustris, from freshwater and saltwater marshes in Florida". Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington, 55(2):275–280., p. 277
  4. ^ Kinsella, J. M. 1974. "Comparison of Helminth Parasites of the Cotton Rat, Sigmodon hispidus, from Several Habitats in Florida". American Museum Novitates, 2540:1–12. pp. 5, 8