Ticks (Ixodidae) and other ectoparasites in Ulu Muda Forest Reserve, Kedah, Malaysia

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Authors:A. Mariana, Zuraidawati, Z., Ho, T. - M., Mohd-Kulaimi, B., Saleh, I., Shukor, M. N., Shahrul-Anuar, M. S.
Journal:The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Date Published:05-2008

A survey of ticks and other ectoparasites was carried out during a national biodiversity scientific expedition at Ulu Muda Forest Reserve, Kedah, Malaysia from 23-29 March 2003. A total of 161 animals comprising 20 species of birds, 16 species of bats, six species of non-volant small mammals and 12 species of reptiles were examined for ticks and other ectoparasites. From these animals, nine species in five genera of ticks, 10 species in two families of Mesostigmatid mites and five species of chiggers were collected. Three of the ectoparasitic species found, Dermacentor auratus, Ixodes granulatus and Leptotrombidium deliense are of known public health importance. This survey produced the first list of ticks and other ectoparasites in the forest reserve and the third study of ectoparasites in Kedah. Fourteen species of these ectoparasites are new locality records.

Short Title:Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health
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