First record of amblyomma geayi (acari: ixodidae) in sloth (bradypus variegatus) in the Acre state, Western Amazon: case report

S.F. Souza L.S. Medeiros R.S. Oliveira M. Deschk Y.K. Carvalho V.M.F. Ribeiro A.P. Souza M.S. Lavina About the authors


Amblyomma geayi is a tick of the Ixodidae family found primarily in mammals and wild birds from tropical regions in South America. This case report the occurrence of an ixodid tick species A. geayi found in a brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus) from the botanical zoo Park of the Federal University of Acre, Rio Branco, Acre, Western Amazon.

ticks; Ixodid

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