Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 1–9

Amblyomma vikirri n. sp. (Acari: Ixodida: Ixodidae), a parasite of the gidgee skinkEgernia stokesii (Reptilia: Scincidae) from South Australia

  • James E. Keirans
  • C. Michael Bull
  • Glen A. Duffield
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01531205

Cite this article as:
Keirans, J.E., Michael Bull, C. & Duffield, G.A. Syst Parasitol (1996) 34: 1. doi:10.1007/BF01531205

Abstract

All active stages of the tickAmblyomma vikirri n. sp. (Acari: Ixodidae) are described from the gidgee skinkEgernia stokesii, a widely distributed lizard in South Australia, western New South Wales, western Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia. Thus far, the tick has been collected from this host only in the Flinders and Gawler Ranges of South Australia, plus a single record from Mt Dare in the far north of South Australia. Adults attach primarily on the tail and hind-back ofE. stokesii, while the larvae and nymphs prefer the ears and between the toes.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • James E. Keirans
    • 1
  • C. Michael Bull
    • 2
  • Glen A. Duffield
    • 2
  1. 1.US National Tick Collection, Institute of Arthropodology and ParasitologyGeorgia Southern UniversityStatesboroUSA
  2. 2.School of Biological SciencesFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia

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