First record of males of Amblyomma rotundatum (Acari: ixodidae) on yellow-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis denticulatus) in the Amazonas state, Brazilian Amazon: case report

S.L. Gianizella J. Moraes Júnior C.A.R. Nascimento T.F. Martins About the authors


The Amblyomma rotundatum tick is a parthenogenetic species, found mainly in wild amphibians and reptiles in all Brazilian biomes. The present report records the occurrence of two males of this ixodid species found on yellow-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis denticulatus) from the municipality of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.

ticks; Amblyomma rotundatum; males

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