Behavioral and life history adaptations of parasites for living in desert environments

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Abstract

Reviews previous studies and uses examples of parasites on the spadefoot toad and sarcopic mange in coyotes. Outlines the movement to find host and the monoxenic and heteroxenic life cycles. Compares lizard parasites from different habitats and parasites from man in deserts, concluding that the low population densities of hosts in deserts make them unsuitable as habitats for parasites. -S.J.Yates

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-192
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Arid Environments
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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