The first authenticated record of the pangolin tick Amblyomma javanense (Acari: Ixodidae) in Singapore, with notes on its biology and conservation
The first authenticated record of the co-endangered pangolin tick (Amblyomma javanense) is reported from the Republic of Singapore, based on specimens of males and females collected from the Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica). The biology of the species is reviewed and steps for its conservation are outlined to ensure its continued survival across its range.
KeywordsPangolin tick Co-endangered Manis javanica Parasite conservation Holistic conservation
We kindly thank the veterinary staff at Singapore Zoo for their kind assistance in collecting the specimens examined in this study.
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