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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/8027

Title: Ixodes (Multidentatus) paranaensis n. sp. (Acari: Ixodidae) a parasite of Streptoprocne biscutata (Sclater 1865) (Apodiformes: Apodidae) birds in Brazil
Authors: Barros-Battesti, Darci Moraes
Arzua, Márcia
Pichorim, Mauro
Keirans, James E.
Keywords: Ixodes paranaensis - Multidentatus subgenus - tick - Streptoprocne biscutata - Apodiformes birds - Brazil
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2003
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
Citation: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (ISSN: 1678-8060) Vol 98 Num 1
Abstract: During an ecological study, carried out between 1994 and 1996 with Streptoprocne biscutata (Sclater) (Apodiformes: Apodidae) birds, that inhabit caves in the Quatro Barras County, State of Paraná, Southern Brazil, a new tick species of the subgenus Multidentatus was observed. The female, male, nymph, and larva of Ixodes (Multidentatus) paranaensis n. sp., are described. Of the 12 known species of the subgenus Multidentatus, only I. (M.) auritulus Neumann, 1904 and I. (M.) murreleti Cooley and Kohls, 1945 occur in the Neartic region and only I. (M.) auritulus occurs in the Neotropical region. As such, I. (M.) paranaensis n. sp. increases the number of species and the distribution area of the subgenus Multidentatus in the Americas.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/8027
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=oc03043
Rights: Copyright 2003 Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz
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