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First records of Ixodes boliviensis Neumann, 1904 and Dermacentor dissimilis Cooley, 1947 (Ixodida: Ixodidae) as parasites of domestic mammals in Nicaragua


Sergio Eduardo Bermudez, Lady Mejia B., Ligia Hernandez, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich


First paragraph: Ixodes boliviensis Neumann, 1904 was originally described from a male, female and nymph collected from a bush dog Speothus venaticus Lund, 1842 in Bolivia (Neumann 1904). Subsequently, this tick has been reported parasitizing several species of mammals, especially Carnivora, in locations ranging from Mexico to Bolivia (Guglielmone et al. 2004). Throughout Mexico and Central America this species is more common in mountainous areas, at altitudes varying from 800 to 2500 m (Álvarez et al. 2005, Bermúdez & Miranda 2011, Troyo et al. 2014); though in Mexico has also been reported in lowlands (Guzmán et al. 2007).


Ixodidae; domestic mammals; highlands; Nicaragua

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