Dermacentor atrosignatus, Sugimoto, 1937

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: 19

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:71232906-9C90-4A6E-B893-83AC1574C8CA

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4541901

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DD87C4-FFCA-FFE5-1EFC-DC35FBD4FD12

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Dermacentor atrosignatus
status

 

Dermacentor atrosignatus   Neumann, 1906

This is a tick found in rainforest habitats in the Australasian and Oriental Regions (Guglielmone et al. 2014). The adults, as with all Dermacentor   spp. from continental Southeast Asia, are predominantly parasites of wild pigs (Sus spp.), although they have also occasionally been found on domestic pigs, buffalo, Malayan sun bear ( Helarctos malayanus   ), dogs and pangolins ( Hoogstraal and Wassef 1985b). Most records of D. atrosignatus   biting humans in Mariana et al. (2008b) are due to hundreds of nymphs, a few larvae and adult ticks. The diagnosis of nymphs and larvae require confirmation because the immature stages of D. atrosignatus   remain undescribed. Dermacentor atrosignatus   has been reported from peninsular Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam in continental Southeast Asia ( Tanskul et al. 1983; Hoogstraal and Wassef 1985b; Parola et al. 2003a).

Descriptions of the male and female are available in Wassef and Hoogstraal (1984b).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Ixodida

Family

Ixodidae

Genus

Dermacentor