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Table 2 Prevalence rate of ectoparasites infestation among different wildlife

From: Prevalence assessment of ectoparasitic arthropods among commonly consumed wildlife in Nsukka, southeast Nigeria

Bushmeat sampled Aves Reptiles Small mammals Ungulates X2
F. b N. m V. o V. e T.s X. e O. c P. m S. g
N 17 16 16 17 16 16 15 15 15  
Ticks           
 Amblyomma spp. 2 (12.5) 16 (100) 17 (100) 133.53*
 Boophilus decoloratus 9 (60.0) -
 Dermacentor variabilis 3 (18.8) 4 (25.0) 26.20*
 Ixodes holocyclus 10 (58.8) 6 (37.5) 63.82*
 Rhipicephalus spp. 7 (46.7) 6 (40.0) 54.26*
Fleas           
 Xenopsylla cheopis 11 (73.3) -
 Spilopsyllus cuniculi    7 (46.7) -
Lice           
 Polyplax spinulosa 3 (18.8) 4 (25.0) 13 (86.7) 83.39*
 Bovicola spp.   6 (40.0) 11 (73.3) 80.00*
 Goniocotes spp. 8 (47.1) -
Mites           
 Dermanyssus gallinae 3 (17.6) 2 (12.5) 17.98*
  1. F. b = F. Bicalcaratus, N.m = N. meleagris, V. o = V. ornatus, V.e = V. exanthimaticus, T.s = T. swinderianus, X. e = X. erythropus, O. o = O. cuniculus, P. m = P. maxwellii, S. g = S. grimmia, N = number of bushmeat sampled; values are presented as infected (%), X2 = Chi-square test, *p ≤ 0.05