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, 17 (4), 218-21

Ticks Infesting Amphibians and Reptiles in Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil

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Ticks Infesting Amphibians and Reptiles in Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil

Filipe Dantas-Torres et al. Rev Bras Parasitol Vet.

Abstract

Ticks infesting amphibians and reptiles in the State of Pernambuco are reviewed, based on the current literature and new collections recently carried out by the authors. To date, three tick species have been found on amphibians and reptiles in Pernambuco. Amblyomma fuscum appears to be exclusively associated with Boa constrictor, its type host. Amblyomma rotundatum has a relatively low host-specificity, being found on toads, snakes, and iguana. Amblyomma dissimile has been found on a lizard and also small mammals (i.e., rodents and marsupials). New tick-host associations and locality records are given.

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