The Asian turtle tick Amblyomma geoemydae Cantor, 1847 (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Philippines: first confirmed local host and locality with a complete host index

Ace Kevin S. Amarga*, Christian E. Supsup, Hui Yun Tseng, Mackenzie L. Kwak, Si Min Lin

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Abstract

Amblyomma geoemydae is an oriental tick species primarily associated with turtles and tortoises but also sometimes reported from other vertebrates, including humans. Although A. geoemydae was first reported from the Philippines more than 70 years ago, it has not been reported since, and no local distributional or host data have been published. Herein, we present the first definitive locality report and host record for A. geoemydae in the Philippines. A complete checklist of the known host species from which A. geoemydae has been collected is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101958
JournalTicks and Tick-borne Diseases
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jul

Keywords

  • Amblyomma geoemydae
  • Distribution
  • Host-parasite list
  • Philippines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Insect Science
  • Infectious Diseases

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