Ornithodorosperopteryx (Acari: Argasidae) in Bolivia: an argasid tick with a single nymphal stage

  title={Ornithodorosperopteryx (Acari: Argasidae) in Bolivia: an argasid tick with a single nymphal stage},
  author={Jos{\'e} Manuel Venzal and Santiago Nava and Fl{\'a}vio Aparecido Terassini and Maria Ogrzewalska and Lu{\'i}s Marcelo Aranha Camargo and Marcelo Bahia Labruna},
  journal={Experimental and Applied Acarology},
By the end of the 1960s, the argasid tick Ornithodoros peropteryx was described from larval specimens collected from the bat Peropteryx macrotis in Colombia. Since its original description, no additional record of O. peropteryx has been reported, and its post-larval stages have remained unknown. During July 2010, 18 larvae were collected from 9 bats (Centronycteris maximiliani), resulting in a mean infestation of 2.0 ± 2.2 ticks per bat (range 1–8). These bats were captured in a farm in… Expand
Redescription of the larva, and description of the nymphal and adult stages of Ornithodoros peruvianus Kohls, Clifford & Jones, 1969 (Acari: Argasidae)
This study aimed to redescribe the larva of O. peruvianus based on unfed specimens, and to describe nymphs, the male and the female of this species. Expand
Redescription of Ornithodoros dyeri (Ixodida: Argasidae) based on morphologic and molecular data.
It is shown that O. dyeri represents an independent lineage within neotropical species of the Argasidae, and the bat species Mimon cozumelae and Peropteryx macrotis represents a new host record for this argasid. Expand
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The larva and the nymph of first instar of a new species of the genus Ornithodoros that was collected from frogs of the species Thoropa miliaris are described, the first report of argasid ticks on frogs in Brazil, the second on frogs and the third on Amphibia in the Neotropic region. Expand
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The distribution range, the presence of other stage and site preference for parasitism of O. faccinii, and several hypotheses are proposed regarding the behaviour of the larvae and the absence of parasitizing nymphs and adults are verified. Expand
Life cycle of Spinose ear tick, Otobius megnini (Acari: Argasidae) infesting the race horses in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.
The life cycle of O. megnini infestation is a serious problem to horses in the Nuwara Eliya racecourse and may pose a risk of spreading to dairy farms close by owing to its dynamic nature of the life cycle. Expand
A morphological and phylogenetic analysis of Ornithodoros marinkellei (Acari: Argasidae), with additional notes on habitat and host usage
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Ticks infesting bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in the Brazilian Pantanal
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Immature argasid ticks: diagnosis and keys for Neotropical region.
  • D. Barros-Battesti, D. Ramirez, +5 authors V. Onofrio
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Revista brasileira de parasitologia veterinaria = Brazilian journal of veterinary parasitology : Orgao Oficial do Colegio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinaria
  • 2013
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First report of Ornithodoros peropteryx in Brazil, and the occurrence of Ornithodoros cavernicolous in the western Brazilian Amazon
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The systematics of the subfamily Ornithodorinae (Acarina: Argasidae). II. Identification of the larvae of the Western Hemisphere and descriptions of three new species.
Detailed descriptions, illustrations, and data on hosts and distribution of 28 species in 3 genera, as well as a key to the larval Argasidae of the Western Hemisphere, are given. Described as new areExpand
The Argasidae, Ixodidae and Nuttalliellidae (Acari: Ixodida) of the world: a list of valid species names
This work is intended as a consensus list of valid tick names, following recent revisionary studies, wherein we recognize 896 species of ticks in 3 families. The Nuttalliellidae is monotypic,Expand
The Systematics of the Subfamily Ornithodorinae (Acarina: Argasidae). IV. Eight New Species of Ornithodoros from the Western Hemisphere
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Colonization and laboratory development of Otobius megnini (Acari: Argasidae).
Number of eggs laid was significantly correlated with female weight, but a reproductive efficiency index and a conversion efficiency index revealed no significant correlation between the number ofeggs laid and the milligram weight of eggs per milligrams female body weight. Expand
Mitochondrial 16S rDNA sequences and phylogenetic relationships of species of Rhipicephalus and other tick genera among Metastriata (Acari: Ixodidae)
Abstract The mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene sequences of the following eight European Metastriata tick species were obtained by direct polymerase-chain-reaction cycle sequencing and silver-stainingExpand
Rickettsial Infection in Animals and Brazilian Spotted Fever Endemicity
The results indicate that surveys of horse serum are a useful method of BSF surveillance in areas where humans are exposed to A. cajennense ticks, and no dogs or horses from BSF-nonendemic areas had serologic titers against R. rickettsii antigens, although they were continually exposed to the ticks. Expand
Biology of ticks
This chapter discusses the ecology, Behavior, and Host-Parasite Interactions of ticks, as well as the control of Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases. Expand
The Argasidae of North America, Central America and Cuba
The Argasidase of North America, Central America and Cuba , The Argasidase of North America, Central America and Cuba , مرکز فناوری اطلاعات و اطلاع رسانی کشاورزی
The Argasidae, Ixodidae and Nuttalliellidae (Acari: Ixodida) of the world: a list of valid names
  • Zootaxa
  • 2010