[Record of Dasypus novemcinctus (Mammalia: Xenarthra) parasited by Tunga terasma (Siphonaptera: Tungidae) in Alegre, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil].

Abstract

During a survey of Mycobacterium leprae in wild armadillos in the State of Espírito Santo, thirty-four armadillos were captured in the municipality of Alegre (20 degrees 45'S, 41 degrees 29'W, 150m). The armadillos, Dasypus novemcinctus were examined by clinical and macroscopic examination. In four armadillos (11.7%), were found nodes in the abdomen. The nodules were identified as Tunga terasma. This is the first report of T. terasma in D. novemcinctus armadillos in the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil.

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@article{Antunes2006RecordOD, title={[Record of Dasypus novemcinctus (Mammalia: Xenarthra) parasited by Tunga terasma (Siphonaptera: Tungidae) in Alegre, State of Esp{\'i}rito Santo, Brazil].}, author={Jo{\~a}o Marcelo Azevedo de Paula Antunes and Larissa de Castro Demoner and Isabella Vilhena Freire Martins and Marcos Santos Zanini and Patr{\'i}cia Duarte Deps and Jos{\'e} Roberto Pujol-Luz}, journal={Revista brasileira de parasitologia veterinária = Brazilian journal of veterinary parasitology : Órgão Oficial do Colégio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinária}, year={2006}, volume={15 4}, pages={206-7} }