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Table 1 Abundance of isolated intestinal helminths according to rodent species (n = 62)

From: Intestinal helminthic parasites of rodents in the central region of Iran: first report of a capillariid nematode from Dryomys nitedula

Rodent species No. of collected rodents No. of infected rodents (%) Isolated helminths
Syphacia obvelata Heligmosomoides polygyrus Hymenolepis nana Hymenolepis diminuta Trichuris muris Capillariid nematodea
Mus musculus 24 13 (54.1) 5 2 4 10 2
Meriones persicus 15 7 (46.6) 3 1 2 6
Meriones libycus 12 6 (50) 4 2 4 7 2
Apodemus witherbyi 10 3 (30) 1 1 1 3 1
Dryomys nitedula 1 1 (100) 1
Totalb 62 30 (48.4) 13 (21%) 6 (9.6%) 11 (17.7%) 26 (42%) 5 (8%) 1 (1.6%)
  1. aFirst report of a capillariid nematode from Dryomys nitedula in Iran
  2. bThere were also some cases of coinfection with multiple helminthic species