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Table 2 Animal samples collected from various hosts from four different zoos in Sichuan Province, southwestern China

From: First identification and molecular subtyping of Blastocystis sp. in zoo animals in southwestern China

Host Scientific name No. of examined YA CD XC PZH No. of Blastocystis-positive
Primates
 De Brazza's monkey Cercopithecus neglectus 1 1     0
 Rhesus macaque Macaca mulatta 17 15 2    10
 Ring-tailed lemur Lemur catta 13 13     6
 Squirrel monkey Saimiri sciureus 93 93     19
 White-cheeked gibbon Hylobates leucogenys 4 4     4
Carnivora
 African lion Panthera leo 14 14     0
 Bengal tiger Panthera tigris 2 1    1 0
 Leopard Panthera pardus 3 3     2
 Lynx Lynx lynx 1 1     0
 Asiatic black bear Ursus thibetanus 12     12 3
 Brown bear Ursus arctos 1     1 0
 Asiatic wild dog Cuon alpinus 2 2     0
 Arctic fox Vulpes lagopus 3   3    0
 Wolf Canis lupus Linnaeus 2   2    0
 Raccoon dog Nyctereutes procyonoides 2   2    0
 Eurasian badger Meles meles 2   2    0
 Eurasian river otter Lutra lutra 2   2    0
 Ferret Mustela pulourius furo 2   2    0
 Red panda Ailurus fulgens 17 17     0
 Raccoon Procyon lotor 18 13 5    0
 Coati Nasuella olivacea 1   1    0
 Civet Paguma sp. 1   1    0
Rodentia
 Chipmunk Tamias sp. 5   5    0
 Prairie dogs Cynomys sp. 3   3    0
 Polatouche Pteromys volans 2   2    0
 Black great squirrel Ratufa bicolor 1   1    1
 Red giant flying squirrel Petaurista petaurista 1   1    1
 Capybara Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris 4 4     0
 Guinea pig Cavia porcellus 2   2    0
 Chinchilla Chinchilla lanigera 6   6    4
 Beaver Castor fiber 4   4    0
 Nepal porcupine Hystrix brachyura subcristata 3   3    0
 Hamster Cricetulus sp. 2   2    0
Artiodactyla
 Sika deer Cervus nippon 11   3 3 5 1
 Red muntjac Muntiacus muntjak 7   7    0
 Fallow deer Dama dama 3   3    0
 Roe deer Capreolus pygargus 1   1    0
 Alpaca Vicugna pacos 11 11     4
 Two-humped camel Camelus bactrianus 4    2 2 0
 Yellow cattle Bos taurus domestica 2    2   0
Perissodactyla
 Horse Equus caballus 3    1 2 0
 Common zebra Equus burchellii 1     1 0
Diprotodontia
 Parma wallaby Macropus parma 3   3    0
Erinaceidae
 Hedgehog Erinaceus amurensis 3   3    0
Galliformes
 Green peafowl Pavo muticus 12    5 7 1
 Chicken Gallus gallus 51   41 10   0
 Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus 1    1   0
 Guinea fowl Numididae 3    3   0
Struthionformes
 Common ostrich Struthio camelus 19 12   1 6 6
Psittaciformes
 Green-winged macaw Ara chloroptera 1    1   0
Columbiformes
 Common pigeon Columba livia 34   31 3   4
Anseriformes
 Goose Anser cygnoides domesticus 2    2   0
Strigiformes
 Eurasian eagle owl Bubo bubo 1    1   0
Ratitae
 Cassowary Casuarius sp. 1   1    0
 Total   420 204 144 35 37 66
  1. YA = Ya’an Zoo; CD = Chengdu Zoo; XC = Xichang Zoo; PZH = Panzhihua Zoo