Helminth parasites of white-tailed jackrabbits, Lepus townsendi, were surveyed from southern Wyoming and northwestern Colorado. A total of eight helminth species were identified, including two species of adult cestodes, Mosgovoyia pectinata and M. varabilis; three species of larval cestodes, Multiceps serialis, Taenia pisiformis, and Taenis sp.; and three species of nematodes, Dermatoxys veliger, Passalurus ambiguus, and a filariid, Micipsella brevicauda. In addition, eggs of an unidentified species of Nematodirus were found in pooled fecal samples. The cysticercus larva of Taenia sp. is a species new to science and will be reported elsewhere. Mosgovoyia varabilis and Micipsella brevicauda are new records for the white-tailed jackrabbit.
Shults, Larry M. and Rickard, Lora G.
"Helminth parasites of the white-tailed jackrabbit, Lepus townsendi, from northwestern Colorado and southern Wyoming,"
Great Basin Naturalist: Vol. 45
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/gbn/vol45/iss4/2