Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 95, Issue 4, pp 373–382 | Cite as

Description of a new species of Ixodes Latreille, 1795 (Acari: Ixodidae) and redescription of I. priscicollaris Schulze, 1932, parasites of New Guinea rodents (Rodentia: Muridae)

  • Dmitry A. Apanaskevich
  • Howard E. Lemon
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  1. Arthropoda


Ixodes goliath n. sp. (Acari: Ixodidae), is described based on females collected from the eastern hyomys, Hyomys goliath (Milne-Edwards) (Rodentia: Muridae) from Papua New Guinea. Females of I. goliath n. sp. are similar to those of I. priscicollaris Schulze, 1932 but can be distinguished by the overall size, porose areas sculpture and shape of palpal segment I ventrally. For comparative purposes, the female of I. priscicollaris is redescribed. Studied females of I. priscicollaris were found on murid rodents and Phascogale sp. (Dasyuromorphia: Dasyuridae) from Indonesia (Papua Province) and Papua New Guinea.



We express our sincere thanks to Lance A. Durden (Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA) for his editing of our manuscript and Maria A. Apanaskevich (Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA) for her editing of the illustrations.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.United States National Tick Collection, the James H. Oliver, Jr. Institute for Coastal Plain ScienceGeorgia Southern UniversityStatesboroUSA
  2. 2.Biology DepartmentGeorgia Southern UniversityStatesboroUSA

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