The gastrointestinal tracts, lungs, and urinary bladders of 3 species of treefrogs from Arizona were examined for helminths. Hyla arenicolor (n = 30) and Hyla wrightorum (n = 53) were infected by Cylindrotaenia americana, Cosmocercella haberi, and larvae of Physaloptera sp.; Pseudacris triseriata (n = 20) harbored Falcaustra catesbeianae. The highest prevalence (33%) and greatest mean intensity (112.2) was recorded for Cosmocercella haberi in H. arenicolor. The helminth fauna of these treefrogs is depauperate and consists of different species than those of other Arizona amphibians.
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- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics