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

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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.

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    Due to an unfortunate turn of events, the surname of the third author appeared incorrectly in the original publication as it should have read Douay. The original article has been corrected, and the proper representation of the authors’ names and their affiliation is also listed here.


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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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The original version of this article was revised: the surname of the third author appeared incorrectly as it should have read Douay.

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Kwak, M.L., Hsu, CD., Douay, G. et al. The first authenticated record of the pangolin tick Amblyomma javanense (Acari: Ixodidae) in Singapore, with notes on its biology and conservation. Exp Appl Acarol 76, 551–557 (2018).

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  • Pangolin tick
  • Co-endangered
  • Manis javanica
  • Parasite conservation
  • Holistic conservation