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Presence of Stenoponia tripectinata (Tiraboschi, 1902) (Siphonaptera, Ctenophtalmidae) in murine (Rodentia) from the Canary Islands.
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PMID:  22807056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This article reports the geographical and host distribution of the flea Stenoponia tripectinata on the Canary Islands. S. tripectinata is widely distributed throughout the Mediterranean and North Africa as a parasite of Muridae rodents. To date, Gran Canaria is the only island of the archipelago where S. tripectinata had been found. In this report, S. tripectinata has appeared parasitizing 116 specimens of Mus musculus out of a total of 660, and only 2 Rattus rattus of 215 captured. All the trapped Muridae hosts found to be parasitized by S. tripectinata came from humid biotopes. The results showed that S. tripectinata is present on all the western Canary Islands and on one of the eastern islands, Gran Canaria, the only island already reported. The detection of S. tripectinata on El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera and Tenerife represents the first records of this flea species on those Canary Islands.
Santiago Sánchez Vicente; Maria Soledad Gómez López
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta parasitologica / Witold Stefański Institute of Parasitology, Warszawa, Poland     Volume:  57     ISSN:  1896-1851     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Parasitol.     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301947     Medline TA:  Acta Parasitol     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  190-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Barcelona, Avda Joan XXIII, 08028, Barcelona, Spain,
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