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Table I.

List of the reptile species that tested positive by IFA for the presence of Cryptosporidium oocysts.

Positivity to Cryptosporidium

Group Common name Scientific name IF PCR Cryptosporidium species
Lizards Veiled chameleon Chamaeleo calyptratus 1 1 n.d.
Frilled lizard Chlamydosaurus kingii 1 1 n.d.
Leopard gecko Eublepharis macularius 1 n.a.

Snakes Boa constrictor Boa constrictor constrictor 1 1 C. serpentis
Boa constrictor Boa constrictor imperator 1 n.a.
Corn snake Elaphe guttata guttata 2 1 C. serpentis
Indian rock python Python molurus 2 1 C. serpentis

n.a. = not available for molecular characterization; n.d. = not identified at the species level.

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