Authors: SULEMAN SULEMAN, MIAN SAYED KHAN
Abstract: Forty common mynas (Acridotheres tristis) of district Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, were examined for digenetic trematodes. Two specimens of the genus Brachylaima Dujardin, 1843 were recovered from the small intestine of two hosts collected from different sites. Permanent slides of the flukes were prepared and the specimens were studied in detail. The trematodes were identified as Brachylaima fuscatum (Rudolphi, 1819) and Brachylaima sabahense Fischthal & Kuntz, 1974. It is the first report of the genus Brachylaima from a Pakistani bird and Acridotheres tristis represents a new host record for each of the recovered species.
Keywords: Acridotheres tristis, Swabi, Pakistan, trematodes, Brachylaima
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