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New tick records in Rondônia, Western Brazilian Amazon.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20943027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In the present study, we provide new tick records from Vilhena Municipality, in the Southeast of the State of Rondônia, Northern Brazil. Ticks collected from a capybara, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (Linnaeus), were identified as Amblyomma romitii Tonelli-Rondelli (1 female), and Amblyomma sp. (1 larva). Ticks collected from a harpy eagle, Harpia harpyja (Linnaeus), were identified as Amblyomma cajennense (Fabricius) (16 nymphs) and Haemaphysalis juxtakochi Cooley (1 nymph). Ticks collected from a yellow-footed tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulada (Linnaeus), were identified as Amblyomma rotundatum Koch (10 females, 2 nymphs), and Amblyomma sp. (2 larvae). The present record of A. romitii is the first in the State of Rondônia, and represents the southernmost record for this tick species, indicating that its distribution area is much larger than currently recognized. Although both A. cajennense and H. juxtakochi have been reported parasitizing various bird species, we provide the first tick records on a harpy eagle. A. rotundatum is widespread in the State of Rondônia, and has been previously reported on the yellow-footed tortoise. The present records increase the tick fauna of Rondônia to 26 species.
Authors:
Marcelo Bahia Labruna; Fábio Silva Barbieri; Thiago Fernandes Martins; Luciana Gatto Brito; Francisco Dimas Sales Ribeiro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista brasileira de parasitologia veterinária = Brazilian journal of veterinary parasitology : Órgão Oficial do Colégio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinária     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0103-846X     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Bras Parasitol Vet     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440482     Medline TA:  Rev Bras Parasitol Vet     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  192-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva e Saúde Animal,Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade de São Paulo - USP,Av. Prof. Orlando Marques de Paiva 87, CEP 05508-270,Cidade Universitária,São Paulo - SP, Brazil. labruna@usp.br.
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