Haemaphysalis humerosa Warburton and Nuttall, 1909,

Petney, Trevor N., Boulanger, Nathalie, Saijuntha, Weerachai, Chitimia-Dobler, Lidia, Pfeffer, Martin, Eamudomkarn, Chatanun, Andrews, Ross H., Ahamad, Mariana, Putthasorn, Noppadon, Muders, Senta V., Petney, David A. & Robbins, Richard G., 2019, Ticks (Argasidae, Ixodidae) and tick-borne diseases of continental Southeast Asia, Zootaxa 4558 (1), pp. 1-89: 25

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.4558.1.1

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Haemaphysalis humerosa Warburton and Nuttall, 1909


Haemaphysalis humerosa Warburton and Nuttall, 1909 

This is an Australian species, usually found in the northern half of this country where it occurs in coastal and subcoastal areas. Its main hosts are marsupial mammals of the Family Peramelidae  (bandicoots) but it has also been recorded from other mammals including Bovidae  , Equidae and birds ( Cuculidae  and Coraciidae  ) ( Roberts 1970; Guglielmone et al. 2014). Three individuals were reported from Malaysia by Ernieenor et al. (2017) using molecular methods, however, the sequence homology was only 86-87%. As the specimens were only identified to genus level morphologically this record should remain doubtful.

The male, female and nymph are described in Roberts (1960).