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Re: Science of JP and The Lost World



On Apr 14, 10:23pm, bruce thompson wrote:

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>         If anyone knows to what extent mosquitoes plague living scaly
> reptiles, that might be a clue.

>-- End of excerpt from bruce thompson

Many lizards certainly suffer from malaria (not necessarily transmitted by
mosquitoes - psychodid flies (sandflies) have been implicated) .  I believe
crocodiles are also affected.  It has been suggested that reptiles, birds in
particular, were the original hosts of the malaria parasite, with mammals
being a relatively recent addition to their menu.

Tony Canning
tonyc@foe.co.uk