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Macracanthorhynchus hirudinaceus Eggs in Canine Coprolite from the Sasanian Era in Iran (4(th)/5(th) Century CE).

Mowlavi G, Makki M, Heidari Z, Rezaeian M, Mohebali M, Araujo A, Boenke N, Aali A, Stollner T, Mobedi I - Iran J Parasitol (2015 Apr-Jun)

Bottom Line: The current archeological site is located in northwest of Iran, dated to the Sassanian Era (4(th)/5(th) century CE).In the summer 2012 the carnivore coprolite was obtained within the layers in the mine and were thoroughly analyzed for parasites using TSP rehydration technique.Eggs of 0 were successfully retrieved from the examined coprolite and were confidently identified based on reliable references.

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Affiliation: Center for Research of Endemic Parasites of Iran (CREPI), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran ; Dept. of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

ABSTRACT
Present paper is the second publication introducing the paleoparasitological findings from animal coprolites obtained from archeological site of Chehrabad salt mine in northwestern Iran. The current archeological site is located in northwest of Iran, dated to the Sassanian Era (4(th)/5(th) century CE). In the summer 2012 the carnivore coprolite was obtained within the layers in the mine and were thoroughly analyzed for parasites using TSP rehydration technique. Eggs of 0 were successfully retrieved from the examined coprolite and were confidently identified based on reliable references. Identifying of M. hirudinaceus eggs in paleofeces with clear appearance as demonstrated herein, is much due to appropriate preservation condition has been existed in the salt mine .The present finding could be regarded as the oldest acanthocephalan infection in Iran.

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Lateral view of the palaeofaeces (Photo: DBM/RUB/MFZ, N. Boenke)
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Figure 1: Lateral view of the palaeofaeces (Photo: DBM/RUB/MFZ, N. Boenke)

Mentions: Based on morphological parameters described for mammalian feces (14, 15), the small coprolite was identified as an excrement of canine origin with distinct pointed ends, (Fig. 1). The substance of the feces was characterized by included hairs clearly visible especially at the two ends and the lack of larger botanical fragments.


Macracanthorhynchus hirudinaceus Eggs in Canine Coprolite from the Sasanian Era in Iran (4(th)/5(th) Century CE).

Mowlavi G, Makki M, Heidari Z, Rezaeian M, Mohebali M, Araujo A, Boenke N, Aali A, Stollner T, Mobedi I - Iran J Parasitol (2015 Apr-Jun)

Lateral view of the palaeofaeces (Photo: DBM/RUB/MFZ, N. Boenke)
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Figure 1: Lateral view of the palaeofaeces (Photo: DBM/RUB/MFZ, N. Boenke)
Mentions: Based on morphological parameters described for mammalian feces (14, 15), the small coprolite was identified as an excrement of canine origin with distinct pointed ends, (Fig. 1). The substance of the feces was characterized by included hairs clearly visible especially at the two ends and the lack of larger botanical fragments.

Bottom Line: The current archeological site is located in northwest of Iran, dated to the Sassanian Era (4(th)/5(th) century CE).In the summer 2012 the carnivore coprolite was obtained within the layers in the mine and were thoroughly analyzed for parasites using TSP rehydration technique.Eggs of 0 were successfully retrieved from the examined coprolite and were confidently identified based on reliable references.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Center for Research of Endemic Parasites of Iran (CREPI), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran ; Dept. of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

ABSTRACT
Present paper is the second publication introducing the paleoparasitological findings from animal coprolites obtained from archeological site of Chehrabad salt mine in northwestern Iran. The current archeological site is located in northwest of Iran, dated to the Sassanian Era (4(th)/5(th) century CE). In the summer 2012 the carnivore coprolite was obtained within the layers in the mine and were thoroughly analyzed for parasites using TSP rehydration technique. Eggs of 0 were successfully retrieved from the examined coprolite and were confidently identified based on reliable references. Identifying of M. hirudinaceus eggs in paleofeces with clear appearance as demonstrated herein, is much due to appropriate preservation condition has been existed in the salt mine .The present finding could be regarded as the oldest acanthocephalan infection in Iran.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus