A new parasite record is reported for Slater’s skink, Liopholis slateri Storr, 1968 from Owen Springs Reserve (23o50’S, 133o27’E) in the Northern Territory, Australia. Specimens of Pharyngodon asterostoma Adamson, 1984 were recovered from faecal samples (scats) collected from wild caught individuals of L. slateri. This report represents the first parasite record for L. slateri and only the second reported host for P. asterostoma. We also comment on a likely error for the original type locality of P. asterostoma and suggest it to be from Blowhole Creek, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, not from New SouthWales, Australia, as originally documented.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2011|