Experimental and Applied Acarology

, Volume 76, Issue 4, pp 551–557 | Cite as

The first authenticated record of the pangolin tick Amblyomma javanense (Acari: Ixodidae) in Singapore, with notes on its biology and conservation

  • Mackenzie L. KwakEmail author
  • Chia-Da Hsu
  • Guillaume Douay
  • Ali Anwar Ahmad


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.


Pangolin 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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Corrected publication October 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mackenzie L. Kwak
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chia-Da Hsu
    • 2
  • Guillaume Douay
    • 2
  • Ali Anwar Ahmad
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biological ScienceNational University of SingaporeSingaporeRepublic of Singapore
  2. 2.Department of Conservation, Research and Veterinary ServicesWildlife Reserves SingaporeSingaporeRepublic of Singapore

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