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ONOFRIO, Valeria C et al. First record of Amblyomma scalpturatum Neumann (Acari: Ixodidae) in the States of Paraná and Roraima, Brazil. Neotrop. entomol. [online]. 2010, vol.39, n.3, pp.451-453. ISSN 1519-566X.

Amblyomma scalpturatum Neumann has been reported in Brazil in the northern (States of Amazonas, Pará and Rondônia) and mid-western regions (States of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul). It has been found in association with large and medium sized mammals, as Artiodactyla, Perissodactyla, Xenarthra and Carnivora. In this paper, this tick species is reported for the first time in the Brazilian states of Paraná and Roraima, southern and northern regions, respectively.

Keywords : Geographical distribution; tick.

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