Ectoparasites of small mammals in four localities of wildlife reserves in Peninsular Malaysia

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:A. Madinah, Fatimah, A., Mariana, A., Abdullah, M. - T.
Journal:The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Volume:4
Issue:4
Pagination:803-813
Date Published:07-2011
Keywords:ectoparasites, Peninsular Malaysia, Small mammals, wildlife reserves
Abstract:

Field surveys of ectoparasites on rodents and scandents were conducted in four localities of wildlife reserves in Peninsular Malaysia from October 2008 to November 2009. A total of 16 animals comprising 5 species of hosts were caught and examined for ectoparasites. The hosts examined were Maxomys rajah, Maxomys whiteheadi, Leopoldamys sabanus, Lariscus insignis and Tupaia glis. Of these hosts, 9 genera, consisting of 14 species of ectoparasites were extracted. Three species of ticks (Ixodidae), 7 species of mesostigmatid mites (Laelaptidae), 3 species of chiggers (Trombiculidae) and 1 species of listrophorid mites (Listrophoriidae) were identified. The infestation rate of ectoparasites observed ranged from 12.5% to 62.5%. Among the ectoparasites found, Ixodes granulatus and Leptotrombidium deliense are of known medical importance.

URL:https://www.tm.mahidol.ac.th/seameo/2011-42-4/06-4984.pdf
Short Title:Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health
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