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Table 2 Statistics of species, gender, and anatomy of captured rodents

From: Echinococcus multilocularis and Echinococcus shiquicus in a small mammal community on the eastern Tibetan Plateau: host species composition, molecular prevalence, and epidemiological implications

Species (n) No. captured in different quadrats (n) Sex (n) Lesionsa
No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 Male Female Unknown
Cricetulus longicaudatus Long-tailed dwarf hamster (n = 1) 1 1
Phaiomys leucurus Blyth's mountain vole (n = 16) 2 7 7 9 7
Neodon irene Irene's mountain vole (n = 6) - 1 5 3 3
Microtus limnophilus Lacustrine vole (n = 44) 9 20 15 18 26 6
Lasiopodomys fuscus Smokey vole (n = 144) 14 43 87 74 68 2b 19 (4)
Ochotona curzoniae Plateau pika (n = 135) 65 70 58 77 37 (1)
Total (n = 346) 66 95 71 114 162 182 2 62
  1. Abbreviation: n number of individuals
  2. aThe number of individuals with distinct pathological features/lesions (number of individuals with Echinococcus protoscoleces)
  3. bCarcasses were partly damaged by raptors