Ornithodorus puertoriciensis

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Ornithodorus puertoriciensis
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<p align="CENTER"><span style="font-size: large;"><i><b>Ornithodorus puertoriciensis</b></i></span><span style="font-size: large;"><b> Fox, 1947</b></span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Ornithodorus puertoriciensis</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> was originally described from the nests of rats in Puerto Rico. Dr. Fox (1977) found two engorged larvae on a kitten from the Santurce section of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The next day, three more larvae were collected. From the larvae adlts were reared for identification. This tick is mainly a parasite of wild rats and mice, but the larvae will bite other hosts including skunks, opossums, lizards, and even man. This tick was redescribed in 1989 by Endris </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>et al</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;">. using specimens that were collected from rodent burrows by a vacuum sampling technique who showed that the range of this tick extended through Jamaica, Haiti, the Domican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Crois, the US Virgin Island, Guadeloupe, Trinidad, and into Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and Surinam.</span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="font-size: medium;">Endris RG, Keirans JE, Robbins RG, Hess WR. 1989. </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Ornithodoros</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> (</span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Alectorobius</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;">) </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>puertoricensis</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> (Acari: Argasidae): Redescription by scanning electron microscopy. J Med Ent 26:146-154.</span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="font-size: medium;">Fox I. 1947. </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Ornithodoros</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>puertoricensis</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;">, a new tick from rats in Puerto Rico. J Parasitol 33:253-259.</span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="font-size: medium;">Fox I. 1977. The domestic cat, </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Felis</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>catus</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> L.,, a new host recored for the tick </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Ornithodoros</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>purertoricensis</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> Fox. J Ag Univ Puerto Rico 61:509.</span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"></p> &nbsp;
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