Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) of Nepal: first record of Amblyomma varanense (Supino), with an update of species list

Authors
Pun, Shyam Kumar; Guglielmone, Alberto; Tarragona, Evelina Luisa; Nava, Santiago; Maharjan, Mahendra
Publication Year
2018
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Males and females specimens of Amblyomma were collected from Orthriophis hodgsoni (Squamata: Colubridae) caught during routine herpetological work in Kathmandu. Morphological characteristics led to the diagnosis of A. varanense, constituting the second Nepalese species for the genus after the collection of Amblyomma gervaisi, also from a colubrid snake, almost 100 years ago. Amblyomma varanense is the 55th species found in the country, and preceded for the collection of 21 species of Haemaphysalis, 14 Ixodes, 6 Rhipicephalus, 6 Hyalomma, 4 Dermacentor, 1 Amblyomma, 1 Anomalohimalaya and 1 species of Nosomma. Eleven and 19 species have been found on humans and domestic mammals, respectively, evidencing the medical and economic importance of Nepalese Ixodidae.
EEA Rafaela
Fil: Pun, Shyam Kumar. Tribhuvan University. Central Department of Zoology; Nepal
Fil: Guglielmone, Alberto. INTA. Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Tarragona, Evelina Luisa. INTA. Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Nava, Santiago. INTA. Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Maharjan, Mahendra. Tribhuvan University. Central Department of Zoology; Nepal
Source
Ticks and tick-borne diseases 9 (3) : 526-534. (March 2018)
Subject
Amblyomma
Identificación
Especies
Huéspedes
Identification
Species
Hosts
Garrapatas
Amblyomma varanense
Access level
Restricted access
License
Repository
INTA Digital (INTA)
Institution
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria
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