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Diagnoses of and illustrated key to the species of Ixodes Latreille, 1795 (Acari: Ixodidae) from Brazil

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Author(s):
Onofrio, Valeria Castilho [1] ; Barros-Battesti, Darci Moraes [1] ; Labruna, Marcelo Bahia [2] ; Horacio Faccini, Joao Luiz [3]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Inst Butantan, Parasitol Lab, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med Vet & Zootecnia, Dept Med Vet Prevent & Saude Anim, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Rural Rio de Janeiro, Inst Vet, Dept Parasitol Anim, BR-23890000 Seropedica, RJ - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Systematic Parasitology; v. 72, n. 2, p. 143-157, FEB 2009.
Web of Science Citations: 24
Abstract

The current Brazilian Ixodes fauna is composed of the following eight species: I. amarali Fonseca, 1935; I. aragaoi Fonseca, 1935; I. auritulus Neumann, 1904; I. fuscipes Koch, 1844; I. loricatus Neumann, 1899; I. luciae S,nevet, 1940; I. paranaensis Barros-Battesti, Arzua, Pichorim \& Keirans, 2003; and I. schulzei AragA o pound \& Fonseca, 1951. Further studies are needed to establish the taxonomic status of I. serrafreirei Amorim, Gazeta, Bossi \& Linhares, 2003, a recently proposed species based solely on the nymphal stage. We present an up-to-date key to adults of the currently valid Brazilian species of Ixodes based on scanning electron microscopy. The relationships between Brazilian and other Neotropical Ixodes are also discussed. (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