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13 July 2016 New host records of ticks (Ixodidae) infesting birds in an Atlantic Forest fragment in southeastern Brazil
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We report new records for ixodid ticks in birds in an Atlantic Forest fragment, in the southeastern of the state of Rio de Janeiro, southeast Brazil. We collected 222 ticks: three females of Ixodes paranaensis and 40 larvae and 179 nymphs belonging to the genus Amblyomma, on 82 birds. The new records are: three semi-engorged females of Ixodes paranaensis collected on Cypseloides fumigatus, Apodidae; five nymphs of Amblyomma nodosum collected on Leucopternis lacernulatus, Geotrygon montana, Piaya cayana, Trogon viridis and Dysithamnus stictothorax; four nymphs of Amblyomma longirostre collected on Veniliornis maculifrons, Lepidocolaptes angustirostris, Machetornis rixosa and Tangara peruviana; two nymphs of Amblyomma calcaratum collected on Terenura maculata and Mimus saturninus; and five nymphs of Amblyomma tigrinum collected on Ramphocelus bresilius. Additionally, we also add tick records that have previously been reported from other fragments of the Atlantic Forest.

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Hermes Ribeiro Luz, João Luiz Horacio Faccini, Gabriel Alves Landulfo, and Bruno Pereira Berto "New host records of ticks (Ixodidae) infesting birds in an Atlantic Forest fragment in southeastern Brazil," Systematic and Applied Acarology 21(8), 1107-1115, (13 July 2016). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.21.8.11
Received: 16 January 2016; Accepted: 23 June 2016; Published: 13 July 2016
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