Blood parasites detected from Anatolian squirrel, Spermophilus xanthophrymnus (Rodentia: Sciuridae) in Nigde Province, Turkey Niǧde yöresinde anadolu tarla sincabi, Spermophilus xanthophrymnus (Rodentia: Sciuridae)'da bulunan kan parazitleri

Çiçek H., Karatepe M., Çakir M., Eser M.

Ankara Universitesi Veteriner Fakultesi Dergisi, vol.56, no.2, pp.147-148, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1501/vetfak_0000002173
  • Journal Name: Ankara Universitesi Veteriner Fakultesi Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-148
  • Keywords: Babesia, Spermophilus xanthophrymnus, Squirrels, Trypanosoma
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


The study was conducted on 105 Anatolian squirrel, Spermophilus xanthophrymnus (Rodentia: Sciuridae) in Nigde which is province of Turkey from April 2003 to August 2003. Trypanosoma lewisi and Babesia microti were detected in the blood smears of 5 and 2 squirrels, respectively. This study reports the presence of T. lewisi and B. microti in Anatolian squirrel in Turkey for the first time.