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Table 2 Frequency of gastrointestinal parasites in carnivorous and artiodactyls faecal samples surveyed in Itatiaia National Park, Brazil

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

Helminth and protozoan structures Order Carnivora (n = 213) Order Artiodactyla (n = 31) Total (n = 244)
Helminths
 Family Ascarididae 71 (33.3%) 4 (12.9%) 75 (30.8%)
Trichuris sp. 31 (14.5%) 31 (12.7%)
Capillaria sp. 29 (13.6%) 29 (11.9%)
 Nematode larvae 25 (11.7%) 6 (19.4%) 31 (12.7%)
 Thin-shelled nematode egg 21 (9.8%) 3 (9.7%) 24 (9.8%)
Physaloptera sp. 12 (5.6%) 12 (4.9%)
 Family Diphyllobothriidae 52 (24.1%) 52 (21.3%)
 Order Cyclophyllidea 8 (3.7%) 8 (3.3%)
 Family Dicrocoeliidae 10 (4.7%) 10 (4.1%)
 Phylum Acanthocephala 1 (0.5%) 1 (0.4%)
 Subtotal of helminths positive samples 151 (70.9%) 10 (32.2%) 161 (66%)
Protozoan
 Non-sporulated coccidian 10 (4.7%) 10 (4.1%)
Eimeria sp. 1 (3.2%) 1 (0.4%)
Balantioides coli 6 (19.4%) 6 (2.4%)
 Amoebae 3 (1.4%) 3 (1.2%)
 Coproantigens of Cryptosporidium sp. 42 (19.7%) 25 (80.6%) 67 (27.4%)
 Subtotal of protozoan positive samples 54 (25.3%) 27 (87.1%) 81 (33.2%)
Total of positive samples 171 (80.3%) 27 (87.1%) 198 (81.1%)