Journal article

Distributions of the paralysis ticks Ixodes cornuatus and Ixodes holocyclus in south-eastern Australia

J Jackson, I Beveridge, NB Chilton, RH Andrews

AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the actual and potential geographic distributions of Ixodes cornuatus and I holocyclus in south-eastern Australia. PROCEDURE: Examination of ticks from museum collections and trapped animals were made. (Bioclimatic analysis BIOCLIM) was used to predict potential distributions. RESULTS: I holocyclus was collected from rodents (Rattus fuscipes, R lutreolus, R rattus), wombats (Vombatus ursinus), cats and dogs in Gippsland and I cornuatus was collected from rodents (R fuscipes), wombats, cats and dogs in central Victoria. All life-cycle stages of both species were collected during the warmer months of the year. The known distribution of the two species was established fro..

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