As such, additional studies with larger samples will be necessary to elucidate additional details of parasitism in amphisbaenas.
The present study was undertaken to investigate infection rates (prevalence and mean infection intensity) for pentastomids in two sympatric and syntopic Amphisbaena species.
Field work to capture Amphisbaena vermicularis was carried out from January to May 2008 on the lower slopes of the Chapada do Araripe Mountains (07[degrees]16' S and 39[degrees] 26' W) within the limits of the Chapada do Araripe Environmental Protection Area in the municipality of Crato, Ceara State, Brazil.
Raillietiella gigliolii (Pentastomida) infecting Amphisbaena alba (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae): a first record for Northeast Brazil.
Ocorrencia de cistos parasitarios no rim de duas especies de Amphisbaena (Reptilia: Squamata).