Presence of Ixodes neuquenensis Ringuelet, 1947 (Acari: Ixodidae) on the endangered Neotropical marsupial Monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides Thomas, 1894, Microbiotheria: Microbiotheriidae) at Chiloé Island, Chile

Paula Marín-Vial, Daniel González-Acuña, Juan L. Celis-Diez, Pedro E. Cattan, Alberto A. Guglielmone

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Abstract

The presence of Ixodes neuquenensis (Ringuelet, Notas Mus la Plata 12:207-216, 1947) (Acari: Ixodidae) parasitizing populations of Dromiciops gliroides Thomas, 1894 (Microbiotheria: Microbiotheriidae) at Chiloé Island confirms that this tick species is established in Chile. No preference of the ticks for sex or age of the host was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-75
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Wildlife Research
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chile
  • Ectoparasites
  • Marsupials
  • Ticks

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