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DAO 82:161-163 (2008)  -  DOI:

First record of chytridiomycosis in Bolivia (Rhinella quechua; Anura: Bufonidae)

J. Sebastián Barrionuevo1,*, Rodrigo Aguayo2, Esteban O. Lavilla1

1Instituto de Herpetología, Fundación Miguel Lillo, Miguel Lillo 251 (4000) Tucumán, Argentina
2Centro de Biodiversidad y Genética, Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Cochabamba, Bolivia

ABSTRACT: The finding of tadpoles of Rhinella quechua (Huayramayu River, Carrasco National Park, Cochabamba, Bolivia) with oral abnormalities caused by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis constitutes the first record of this fungal infection reported for Bolivian amphibians.

KEY WORDS: Chytridiomycosis · Rhinella quechua · Bolivia

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Cite this article as: Barrionuevo JS, Aguayo R, Lavilla EO (2008) First record of chytridiomycosis in Bolivia (Rhinella quechua; Anura: Bufonidae). Dis Aquat Org 82:161-163.

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