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Table 1 Hosts classification based on the association of faecal macroscopy, guard hair trichology and DNA sequencing

From: Non-invasive sampling in Itatiaia National Park, Brazil: wild mammal parasite detection

Taxonomy Macroscopy Trichology DNA sequencing Pearson’s correlation coeficiente (ρ) Total fecal samples (n = 244)
Order Carnivora      168 (68.8%)
Family Canidae      112 (45.9%)
  Chrysocyon brachyurus      97 (39.7%)
  Order Carnivora C. brachyurus C. brachyurus c 42
Order Carnivora Family Mustelidae C. brachyurus 0.95 11
Order Carnivora Family Mephitidae C. brachyurus 0.95 2
Order Carnivora C. brachyurus Low quality gene sequence 0.97 6
Order Carnivora Family Canidae C. brachyurus c 1
Order Carnivora Absent guard hair C. brachyurus 0.95 24
Family Canidae C. brachyurus C. brachyurus c 3
Family Felidae C. brachyurus C. brachyurus 0.99 7
Family Felidae Family Canidae C. brachyurus 1
  Canis familiaris      13 (5.3%)
  Order Carnivora Family Canidae C. familiaris c 8
Order Carnivora Procyon cancrivorus C. familiaris 1
Order Carnivora Family Mephitidae C. familiaris 1
Order Carnivora Absent guard hair C. familiaris 2
Family Canidae Family Canidae C. familiaris c 1
  Cerdocyon thous      2 (0.8%)
  Order Carnivora C. thous C. thous c 1
Order Carnivora Absent guard hair C. thous 1
Family Felidae      56 (22.9%)
  Leopardus guttulus      52 (21.3%)
  Family Felidae L. guttulus L. guttulus c 3
Family Felidae L. guttulus Low quality gene sequence 0.97 1
Family Felidae Absent guard hair L. guttulus 0.94 24
Family Felidae Family Canidae L. guttulus 0.94 6
Family Felidae Procyon cancrivorus L. guttulus 0.94 2
Family Felidae Family Mustelidae L. guttulus 0.94 2
Family Felidae Family Mephitidae L. guttulus 0.94 5
Order Carnivora Absent guard hair L. guttulus 7
Order Carnivora L. pardalis L. guttulus 1
Order Carnivora P. yagouaroundi L. guttulus 1
  Puma yagouaroundi      2 (0.8%)
  Family Felidae P. yagouaroundi Low quality gene sequence 0.68 2
  Leopardus pardalis      1 (0.4%)
  Order Carnivora L. pardalis Low quality gene sequence 1
  Puma concolor      1 (0.4%)
  Order Carnivora Família Mustelidae P. concolor 1
Order Artiodactyla      31 (12.7%)
Family Suidae      12 (4.9%)
  Sus scrofa      12 (4.9%)
  Order Artiodactyla Absent guard hair S. scrofa 1
Order Artiodactyla Order Artiodactyla S. scrofa c 11
Taxonomy Macroscopy Trichology DNA sequencing Total fecal samples (n = 244)
Order Carnivora     168 (68.8%)
 Order Carnivora USa     45 (18.4%)
  Order Carnivora L. guttulus C. familiaris 1
Order Carnivora L. pardalis C. brachyurus 2
Order Carnivora P. yagouaroundi C. brachyurus 1
Order Carnivora Absent guard hair Low quality gene sequence 9
Order Carnivora Family Mephitidae Low quality gene sequence 1
Order Carnivora C. brachyurus L. guttulus 5
Order Carnivora Leopardus wiedii C. thous 1
Order Carnivora Nasua nasua Low quality gene sequence 1
Order Carnivora Family Mustelidae Low quality gene sequence 1
Order Carnivora Family Canidae Low quality gene sequence 4
Family Felidae C. brachyurus L. guttulus 1
Family Felidae Family Canidae Low quality gene sequence 3
Family Felidae Nasua nasua Low quality gene sequence 1
Family Felidae Family Mustelidae Low quality gene sequence 3
Family Felidae Absent guard hair Low quality gene sequence 6
Family Felidae Family Mephitidae Low quality gene sequence 4
Family Felidae C. brachyurus Low quality gene sequence 1
Order Artiodactyla     31 (12.7%)
 Order Artiodactyla USb     19 (7.8%)
  Order Artiodactyla Absent guard hair Low quality gene sequence 6
Order Artiodactyla Order Artiodactyla Low quality gene sequence 13
  1. a Order Carnivora Unidentified Species; b Order Artiodactyla Unidentified Species. c Total agreement among the three identification techniques