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Case Report
First case of Trichodectes pinguis (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Trichodectidae) on a Bear (Ursus arctos) in Turkey
1 Selçuk Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Konya, Türkiye  
2 Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi Özalp Meslek Yüksekokulu, Van, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015; 39: 313-315
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2015.4040
Key Words: Trichodectes pinguis, Bear, Phthiraptera, Ischnocera, Turkey
Abstract

This study was conducted to provide morphological characters of Trichodectes pinguis Burmeister, 1838 that was found on a European brown bear (Ursus arctos Linnaeus) that was found injured in the Van province, eastern Turkey. Three lice specimens were collected from the bear, and they were identified as T. pinguis. The morphological characteristics of this species were provided in this study. T. pinguis was reported for the first time in Turkey. 

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