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20 February 2018 Amblyomma species infesting amphibians and reptiles in the seasonally dry Amazon forest, with new host records for Amblyomma rotundatum (Acari: Ixodida: Ixodidae)
FabríCio Hiroiuki Oda, ClóVis Kitagawa, Janaina Da Costa De Noronha, Domingos De Jesus Rodrigues, Thiago Fernandes Martins, Marisa Caixeta Valadão, Lorendane Millena De Carvalho, Artur Kanadani Campos
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Our study yielded a list of ticks found on amphibians and reptiles at five sites within seasonally dry Amazon forest in Mato Grosso State, central Brazil, in addition to new host records for A. rotundatum. We collected 431 tick specimens: 79 larvae, 115 nymphs, 38 females, and 199 males belonging to A. humerale, A. rotundatum, and Amblyomma sp., on 39 anurans and 21 reptiles. The toads R. guttatus and R. margaritifera and the frog L. pentadactylus are new hosts for A. rotundatum.

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FabríCio Hiroiuki Oda, ClóVis Kitagawa, Janaina Da Costa De Noronha, Domingos De Jesus Rodrigues, Thiago Fernandes Martins, Marisa Caixeta Valadão, Lorendane Millena De Carvalho, and Artur Kanadani Campos "Amblyomma species infesting amphibians and reptiles in the seasonally dry Amazon forest, with new host records for Amblyomma rotundatum (Acari: Ixodida: Ixodidae)," Systematic and Applied Acarology 23(2), 387-392, (20 February 2018). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.23.2.14
Received: 7 December 2017; Accepted: 1 February 2018; Published: 20 February 2018
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