Korean J Parasitol.  1973 Aug;11(2):70-75. 10.3347/kjp.1973.11.2.70.

Study on the trematode parasites of the birds in Korea

  • 1Department of Parasitology, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Biology, Liberal Art and Sciences, Kyung Hee University, Korea.


Authors carried out an investigation of the helminthic parasites of the wild birds in Korea. Most wild birds were collected from Kyoung Sang Do, Kyoung Kee Do and Seoul area from September 1970 to March 1973. A total of 70 wild birds, 19 species were examined, which comprised as follows; 10 Anas platyrhynchus, 10 Anas fulicata, 4 Anas poeciolorhyncha zonorhyncha, 8 Anser albifrone albifrone, 5 Anser cygonopsis cygnoid, 10 Aythya fuligula, 6 Gallicrex cinerea, 2 Porgana fusca, 2 Phisianum calichius korponri, 4 Sterptopilla orientalis, Podiceps cristatus, Larus crasirotatus, Malantta fusca, Garis artcus, Buetes buteo, Egretta alba, Starmus philpiens, Bombycilla granulus. Trematode parasites found from six species of the wild birds. Echinostomatidae has been found from intestine of the Anas platyrhynchus platyrhynchus, Anas poeciolorhyncha zonorhyncha, Anas fulcata. Notocatylus attenuatis found from intestine of the Podiceps cristatus, Anas fulcata. Catylurus japonicus was found from rectum of the Anas platyrhynchus platyrhynchus, Anas poeciolorhyncha zonorhyncha.

MeSH Terms

Notocatylus attenuatus
Catylurus japonicus
Echinostoma revolutum
Echinostoma gotoi
Echinostoma miyagawai
Echinoparyphium koizumi
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