Parasites from the Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus) on Kyushu Island, Japan

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1990
Authors:Y. Yokohata, Fujita, O., Kamiya, M., Fujita, T., Kaneko, K., Ohbayashi, M.
Journal:Journal of wildlife diseases
Pagination:137 - 138
Date Published:1990
ISBN Number:0090-3558
Keywords:animals, Carnivora, Japan, Mallophaga, Tick Infestations/veterinary, Ursidae, veterinary

Two Dirofilaria ursi, six Trichodectes pinguis and numerous Haemaphysalis megaspinosa were obtained from an Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus) shot in Kyushu, Japan. The presence of two parasites specific to black bears may indicate the existence of a wild population, although the bears are regarded to be extinct on Kyushu Island.

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