Spinturnix americanus (Banks)

Reeves, Will K., Durden, Lance A., Ritzi, Christopher M., Beckham, Katy R., Super, Paul E & Oconnor, Barry M., 2007, Ectoparasites and other ectosymbiotic arthropods of vertebrates in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA, Zootaxa 1392, pp. 31-68: 57-58

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.273680

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Spinturnix americanus (Banks)


Spinturnix americanus (Banks) 

Ex Myotis lucifugus (little brown myotis): 1 N, TN, Blount Co., Parson Branch, 17 Jun. 2002, TN Tech. Univ. group, L­ 2937; 1 M, TN, Blount Co., Abram’s Creek, 19 Jun. 2002, TN Tech. Univ. group, L­ 2922.

Spinturnix  spp. are obligate ectoparasites of bats (Radovsky 1985). A partially characterized Spiroplasma  sp. and a bacterium nearly identical to Anaplasma phagocytophilum  were detected in a related species, Spinturnix psi  (Reeves et al., 2006 b).