Ixodes nuttallianus Schulze, 1930

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: 32

publication ID

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4542037

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scientific name

Ixodes nuttallianus Schulze, 1930
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Ixodes nuttallianus Schulze, 1930  

This is a rare species in continental Southeast Asia, the main distributional area being the highlands of the Tibetan Plateau and Tibetan shrublands and meadows ( Clifford et al. 1971, 1975; Guglielmone et al. 2014). In 1930, Schulze described Ixodes muntiaci   from a single specimen originating from Mt. Victoria in the highland region of eastern Burma. This was synonymized with I. nuttallianus   by Clifford et al. (1971). Schulze’s specimen remains the only one reported to date from Southeast Asia, although it is possible that this species is present in the mountainous regions of Myanmar bordering China and India. In those countries where it occurs, it is most commonly found at high altitudes of over 1,500 m to 3,640 m, where its wild hosts are associated with oak and tall fir forests and their accompanying vegetation, which may be required habitats for this species ( Clifford et al. 1971). The hosts of adults are usually wild or domestic artiodactyl mammals in the families Bovidae   and Cervidae   , with dogs occasionally also being infested ( Clifford et al. 1971). Ixodes nuttallianus   is one of two known Southeast Asian members of the I. ricinus   / persulcatus   complex, the other being I. granulatus ( Xu et al. 2003)   .

The female is described in Kohls (1962), the female and male in Clifford et al. (1971).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Ixodida

Family

Ixodidae

Genus

Ixodes