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Table 4 Cestode species identified by DNA sequence and prevalence (%) calculated on foxes positive for cestodes (coproscopy) and on the whole fox sample

From: Echinococcus multilocularis and other cestodes in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) of northeast Italy, 2012–2018

Cestode species Positive foxes % (n = 217) % (n = 2.872)
Taenia crassiceps 76 35.0 2.65
Taenia polyacantha 57 26.2 1.98
Echinococcus multilocularis 30 13.8 1.04
Taenia krabbei 2 0.92 0.07
Taenia taeniaeformis 2 0.92 0.07
Dipylidium caninum 2 0.92 0.07
Taenia serialis 1 0.46 0.03
Mesocestoides litteratus 5 2.30 0.17
Mesocestodes spp. 11 5.06 0.38
Taenia spp. 3 1.38 0.10