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Redescription of the numbat tick Ixodes (Sternalixodes) myrmecobii Roberts, 1962 (Acari: Ixodidae) with descriptions of the male and nymph, and new host records

Kwak, M.L., Ash, A.ORCID: 0000-0001-8218-7048 and Elliot, A. (2017) Redescription of the numbat tick Ixodes (Sternalixodes) myrmecobii Roberts, 1962 (Acari: Ixodidae) with descriptions of the male and nymph, and new host records. Zootaxa, 4272 (1). pp. 40-56.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4272.1.2
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Abstract

Limited knowledge regarding the biology and identification of the Australian tick Ixodes myrmecobii exists with only the female described to date. Here we provide a description of the male and nymph as well as a redescription of the female. All described stages are molecularly characterised using the cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) and internal tran-scribed spacer 2 (ITS2) loci. An updated list of hosts is presented including the first records from humans, cattle and sev-eral native species. Information on the distribution and conservation status of this species is also included.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Magnolia Press
Copyright: © 2017 Magnolia Press.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/37014
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