Amblyomma latepunctatum, a valid tick species (Acari: Ixodidae) long misidentified with both amblyomma incisum and Amblyomma scalpturatum.

@article{Labruna2005AmblyommaLA,
  title={Amblyomma latepunctatum, a valid tick species (Acari: Ixodidae) long misidentified with both amblyomma incisum and Amblyomma scalpturatum.},
  author={Marcelo B Labruna and James E. Keirans and Lu{\'i}s Marcelo Aranha Camargo and Alberto F C Ribeiro and Rodrigo Martins Soares and Erney Plessmann Camargo},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2005},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={527-41}
}
In 2000, we initiated an investigation on the tick fauna of Rondônia State, where we collected many specimens of Amblyomma scalpturatum Neumann, 1906 and Amblyomma incisum Neumann, 1906. In addition, we also collected a third group of ticks that were morphologically closely related to those 2 species, but sufficiently different to be considered a distinct species; members of this group were subsequently identified as Amblyomma latepunctatum Tonelli-Rondelli, 1939, through comparison with the… CONTINUE READING

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