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1 June 2008 First report of Ornithodoros spheniscus (Acari: Ixodoidea: Argasidae) from the Humboldt Penguin in Chile
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The argasid tick Ornithodoros spheniscus (Acari: Ixodidae) is reported from the Humboldt Penguin, Spheniscus humboldti, for the first time in Chile. An instance of human tick bite is also described, and the impact of O. spheniscus on human and avian health is discussed.

© 2008 Systematic & Applied Acarology Society
Daniel González-Acuña, Lucila Moreno, and Alberto A. Guglielmone "First report of Ornithodoros spheniscus (Acari: Ixodoidea: Argasidae) from the Humboldt Penguin in Chile," Systematic and Applied Acarology 13(2), 120-122, (1 June 2008). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.13.2.4
Accepted: 1 May 2008; Published: 1 June 2008
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