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Ectoparasites of wild rodents from Parque Estadual da Cantareira (Pedra Grande Nuclei), São Paulo, Brazil

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Author(s):
Nieri-Bastos, Fernanda A. ; Barros-Battesti, Darci M. ; Linardi, Pedro M. ; Amaku, Marcos ; Marcili, Arlei ; Favorito, Sandra E. ; Pinto-da-Rocha, Ricardo
Total Authors: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária; v. 13, n. 1, p. 29-35, jan.-mar. 2004.
Field of knowledge: Biological Sciences - Zoology
Abstract

Sixteen ectoparasite species were collected from 195 wild rodents, between February 2000 and January 2001, inan Ecological Reserve area of the Parque Estadual da Cantareira, in the municipalities of Caieiras, Mariporã and Guarulhos, State of São Paulo, Brazil. Fifty three percent of the captured rodents were found infested, with the highest prevalences observed for the mites Gigantolaelaps gilmorei and G. oudemansi on Oryzomys russatus; G. wolffsohni, Lalelaps paulistanensis and Mysolaelaps parvispinosus on Oligoryzomys sp. In relation to the fleas, Polygenis (Neopolygenis) atopus presented the highest prevalence, infesting Oryzomys russatus. The highest specificity indices were found for Eubrachylaelaps rotundus/Akodon sp.; G. gilmorei and G. oudemansi/O. russatus; and Laelaps navasi/Juliomys pictipes. When average infestation intensities were related to specificity indices, the relationship was only significant for Brucepattersonius sp. and O. russatus (P<0.05). Craneopsylla minerva minervaand Polygenis (N.) pradoi were found for the first time on Blarinomys breviceps; as well as A. fahrenholzi, E.rotundus, G. wolffsohni, M. parvispinosus, C. minerva and P. atopus on Brucepattersonius sp.; and Androlaelapsfahrenholzi, E. rotundus, G. gilmorei, G. oudemansi, Ixodes loricatus, L. navasi, L. paulistanensis, M. parvispinosus and P. atopus on J. pictipes. In addition, a new locality record is presented for L. navasi. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 99/05446-8 - Biodiversity of Arachnida and Myriapoda of the State of São Paulo
Grantee:Antonio Domingos Brescovit
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants