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Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 96, Issue 6, pp 475–484 | Cite as

Description of a new species of Dermacentor Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae) from Laos and Thailand

  • Dmitry A. ApanaskevichEmail author
  • Aummarin Chaloemthanetphong
  • Khamsing Vongphayloth
  • Arunee Ahantarig
  • Maria A. Apanaskevich
  • Paul T. Brey
  • Jeffrey C. Hertz
  • Khaithong Lakeomany
  • Ian W. Sutherland
  • Wachareeporn Trinachartvanit
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Abstract

Dermacentor laothaiensis n. sp. (Acari: Ixodidae) is described based on adults ex wild boar and vegetation from Laos and Thailand. Adults of D. laothaiensis n. sp. are similar to those of D. bellulus (Schulze, 1935) and D. steini (Schulze, 1933) but can be distinguished by the conscutum shape, colour pattern of the conscutum and scutum, the density of punctations on the pseudoscutum and scutum and the shape of female genital structures.

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation of Thailand (Taksin Maharat National Park, Khao Yai National Park and Kaeng Krachan National Park) for field work cooperation. We thank the staff of the IP-Laos, Vientiane, for assisting in field tick collection and all WMPA staff and all villagers, Laos, who authorized or facilitated our research in field collection. Thanks also to the staff at the Nakai and Vang Vieng District health offices who supported and assisted our field work in Laos.

Disclaimer

The opinions and assertions contained herein are those of the authors and do not reflect official views or policy of the U.S. Department of the Navy, U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government. IWS and JCH are employees of the U.S. government and this work was prepared as part of their official duties. Title 17 U.S.C. 105 provides that ‘copyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government.ʼ Title 17 U.S.C. 101 defines a U.S. Government work as work prepared by a military service member or employee of the U.S. Government as part of that person’s official duties.

Funding

This project was partially supported by Mahidol University and BDC PERDO (BDC-PG3-161006), Thailand. This study in Laos was funded by the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Two, work unit number D1425, in support of the Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System (DoD-GEIS) and Institut Pasteur du Laos.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

All applicable institutional, national and international guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dmitry A. Apanaskevich
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Aummarin Chaloemthanetphong
    • 5
  • Khamsing Vongphayloth
    • 6
  • Arunee Ahantarig
    • 5
  • Maria A. Apanaskevich
    • 4
  • Paul T. Brey
    • 6
  • Jeffrey C. Hertz
    • 7
  • Khaithong Lakeomany
    • 6
  • Ian W. Sutherland
    • 8
  • Wachareeporn Trinachartvanit
    • 5
  1. 1.United States National Tick Collection, the James H. Oliver, Jr. Institute for Coastal Plain ScienceGeorgia Southern UniversityStatesboroUSA
  2. 2.Biology DepartmentGeorgia Southern UniversityStatesboroUSA
  3. 3.Zoological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.StatesboroUSA
  5. 5.Department of Biology, Faculty of ScienceMahidol UniversityBangkokThailand
  6. 6.Laboratory of Vector-Borne DiseasesInstitut Pasteur du LaosVientianeLaos
  7. 7.U.S. Naval Medical Research – Unit TwoSingaporeSingapore
  8. 8.Office of Global Health Engagement (M96), Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (M96)Falls ChurchUSA

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