was not proven as the causative agent in the reported disease (and human infection with this parasite in general) because the parasite (adult or larval) was not found in the skin; speculation was based on the finding of local lizards harboring this parasite (15).
The pentastomes of reptiles have zoonotic potential, but among these parasites only Armillifer, Raillietiella
, and Porocephalus have been associated with human infections (Riley, 1986; Qiu et al.
Man can be infected with Raillietiella
species by having their hands contaminated from the faeces or saliva of the reptile, and accidentally ingesting the eggs .
one of Cestoda, Oochoristica agamae; one of Trematoda, Mesocoelium monas; and one of Pentastomida, Raillietiella
Gretillat and Brygoo (1959) described Raillietiella
chamaeleonis from C.
the nematodes Parapharyngodon sceleratus Travassos, 1923, Physaloptera retusa Rudolphi, 1819, Physalopteroides venancioi Lent, Freitas, & Proenca, 1946, and Spauligodon oxkutzcabiensis (Chitwood, 1938) and the pentastomid Raillietiella
mottae Almeida, Freitas and Lopes, 2008, (Table 1).
Comparative spermatology of a pentastomid, Raillietiella
hemidactyli, and a branchiurian crustacean, Argulus foliaceus, with a discussion of pentastomid relationships.
In relation to lung parasites, only two host species were studied in skinks, Mabuya agilis (Raddi, 1823), which was recorded as a host of an unidentified species of the pentastomid Raillietiella
Another collection, smaller and under construction in recent years, comprises the Zoology Laboratory of the Regional University of Cariri (LZ URCA) with a total of 67 specimens of the following species Cephalobaena tetrapoda (Heymons, 1922) (LZ URCA 43-44, 158-163), Raillietiellafurcocerca (Diesing, 1835) (LZ URCA 164-170), Raillietiella
gigliolii (Hett, 1924) (LZ URCA 99-101; 320-330), Raillietiella
mottae (Almeida, Freire and Lopes, 2008) (LZ URCA 201-212; 351-353; 401-402), Raillietiella
gigliolii is a species of pentastomid parasite of amphisbaenas that has been described as being specific to A.
Two adult males (SVL = 95 mm and 110 mm) were infected by the pentastomid Raillietiella
mottae Almeida, Freire and Lopes, 2008 (pentastomid prevalence was 2.
1997): (1) Mabuya agilis infected by the larva of Raillietiella