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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Print version ISSN 0074-0276On-line version ISSN 1678-8060

Abstract

BARROS-BATTESTI, Darci Moraes; ARZUA, Márcia; PICHORIM, Mauro  and  KEIRANS, James E. Ixodes (Multidentatus) paranaensis n. sp. (Acari: Ixodidae) a parasite of Streptoprocne biscutata (Sclater 1865) (Apodiformes: Apodidae) birds in Brazil. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 2003, vol.98, n.1, pp.93-102. ISSN 0074-0276.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02762003000100013.

During an ecological study, carried out between 1994 and 1996 with Streptoprocne biscutata (Sclater) (Apodiformes: Apodidae) birds, that inhabit caves in the Quatro Barras County, State of Paraná, Southern Brazil, a new tick species of the subgenus Multidentatus was observed. The female, male, nymph, and larva of Ixodes (Multidentatus) paranaensis n. sp., are described. Of the 12 known species of the subgenus Multidentatus, only I. (M.) auritulus Neumann, 1904 and I. (M.) murreleti Cooley and Kohls, 1945 occur in the Neartic region and only I. (M.) auritulus occurs in the Neotropical region. As such, I. (M.) paranaensis n. sp. increases the number of species and the distribution area of the subgenus Multidentatus in the Americas.

Keywords : Ixodes paranaensis; Multidentatus subgenus; tick; Streptoprocne biscutata; Apodiformes birds; Brazil.

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