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Tick fauna of wild animals received and attended at the Santarem Zoological Park, western Para State, Brazil

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Gomes do Nascimento, Kelly Karoline ; Modesto Verissimo, Samara Maria ; Raia, Vanessa de Almeida ; Silva Guimaraes, Ruth Cavalcante ; Castro Seade, Gisele Cristine ; Picanco Azevedo, Adna Cristina ; Matos, Sidcley Pereira ; de Oliveira, Jairo Moura ; Bezerra, Isis Abel ; Martins, Thiago Fernandes
Total Authors: 10
Document type: Journal article
Source: Ciência Rural; v. 47, n. 10 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 3

Ticks are known worldwide for parasitizing a number of wild hosts. However, few studies have been conducted on ticks in zoos in Brazil. The objective of the present study was to collect, identify, and report the parasitic tick fauna found on wild Amazon animals received and attended at the Santarem Zoological Park from September 2004 to September 2013. In all, 56 animals, including 26 mammals and 30 reptiles, were sampled, from which 1172 ticks were collected and identified, comprising 862 adults, 284 nymphs, and 26 larvae. Nymphs of Amblyomma geayi on three-toed sloth (Bradypus tridactylus), adults of Amblyomma longirostre on black dwarf porcupine (Coendou nycthemera), and nymphs of Amblyomma naponense on southern tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla) were identified for the first time in the country in the present study. Although, the North region is the largest among the five Brazilian regions, this is the first study conducted with ticks and animals attended in a zoo in the Brazilian Amazon. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/14464-1 - Systematics, phylogeny and biogeography of ticks of the genus Amblyomma (Acari: Ixodidae) that occur in Brazil
Grantee:Thiago Fernandes Martins
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate