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Table 1 Vertebrate species reported as Angiostrongylus costaricensis-competent hosts based on morphological or molecular identification of the parasite

From: Abdominal angiostrongyliasis in the Americas: fifty years since the discovery of a new metastrongylid species, Angiostrongylus costaricensis

Vertebrate host Order and family of host Country Diagnostic method References
Sigmodon hispidus Rodentia, Cricetidae Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Brazil, USA Histopathological examination [8, 16, 18]
Rattus rattus Rodentia, Muridae Costa Rica, Panama, Guadeloupe Histopathological examination [8, 18, 29]
Rattus norvegicus Rodentia, Muridae Guadeloupe Histopathological examination [29]
Peromyscus spp. Rodentia, Cricetidae Honduras NI [16]
Lyomis adspersus Rodentia, Heteromyidae Panama Histopathological examination [18]
Oligoryzomys fulvescens Rodentia, Cricetidae Panama, Brazil Histopathological examination [16, 18]
Oligoryzomys nigripes (syn. Sooretamys angouya) Rodentia, Cricetidae Brazil Histopathological examination [139]
Oryzomys ratticeps Rodentia, Cricetidae Brazil Histopathological examination [139]
Akodon montensis Rodentia, Cricetidae Argentina Histopathological examination [51]
Zygodontomys brevicauda Rodentia, Cricetidae Panama NI [10]
Melanomys caliginosus Rodentia, Cricetidae Colombia Morphological identification of L1 in rodent feces [19]
Procyon lotora Carnivora, Procyonidae USA Histopathological examination [53]
Hylobates syndactylusa Primates, Hylobatidae USA Histopathological examination [53]
Aotus nancymaaea Primates, Aotidae USA Histopathological examination [53]
Saguinus mystaxa Primates, Callitrichidae Peru Histopathological examination [21]
Callithrix penicillataa Primates, Callitrichidae Brazil Histopathological examination [53]
Didelphis virginianaa Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae USA Morphological identification [53]
Nasua naricab Carnivora, Procyonidae Costa Rica Histopathological examination and molecular analysis [55]
Canis lupus familiaris Carnivora, Canidae Costa Rica Histopathological examination and molecular analysis [54]
  1. NI, not indicated in the source
  2. aThese animals were kept in captivity
  3. bThe specimens collected from this work were later identified as Angiostrongylus minascensis