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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 96, No. 8, 2001, pp. 1121-1122
Bioline Code: oc01214
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 96, No. 8, 2001, pp. 1121-1122

 en Ixodes (Haemixodes) longiscutatum Boero (New Status) and I. (H.) uruguayensis Kohls & Clifford, a New Synonym of I. (H.) longiscutatum (Acari: Ixodidae)
José Manuel Venzal; Oscar Castro; Perla Cabrera; Carlos de Souza; Gustavo Fregueiro; Darci Moraes Barros-Battesti; James & Keirans

Abstract

Females of Ixodes (Haemixodes) uruguayensis Kohls & Clifford, 1967, a species whose adults were unknown until the present, were obtained in the laboratory from engorged nymphs collected on rodents ( Scapteromys tumidus check for this species in other resources and Oxymycterus nasutus check for this species in other resources ) in the counties of Maldonado and San José, Uruguay. Morphological characters of these females were identical to those given in the description of the female of Ixodes longiscutatum Boero, 1944. I. uruguayensis is, thus, relegated to a junior subjective synonym of I. longiscutatum. However, because of the unique morphological characters of the immature stages, the validity of the subgenus Haemixodes Kohls & Clifford, 1967 is not questioned. Therefore, the new status of Ixodes (Haemixodes) uruguayensis Kohls & Clifford, 1967 is Ixodes (Haemixodes) longiscutatum Boero, 1944.

Keywords
Ixodes longiscutatum, Ixodes uruguayensis, subgenus Haemixodes, Uruguay

 
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