The hard-tick fauna of mainland Portugal (Acari: Ixodidae): an update on geographical distribution and known associations with hosts and pathogens.


This work is an updated revision of the available information on Portuguese ixodid tick species. It includes data on tick biology, ecology, taxonomy and host/pathogen-associations. The current list of Portuguese ixodid ticks comprises twenty species: Dermacentor marginatus (Sulzer, 1776), Dermacentor reticulatus (Fabricius, 1794), Haemaphysalis hispanica Gil Collado, 1938, Haemaphysalis inermis Birula, 1895, Haemaphysalis punctata Canestrini & Fanzago, 1878, Hyalomma lusitanicum Koch, 1844, Hyalomma marginatum Koch, 1844, Ixodes acuminatus Neumann, 1901, Ixodes bivari Dias, 1990, Ixodes canisuga Johnston, 1849, Ixodes frontalis (Panzer, 1798), Ixodes hexagonus Leach, 1815, Ixodes ricinus (Linnaeus, 1758), Ixodes simplex Neumann, 1906, Ixodes ventalloi Gil Collado, 1936, Ixodes vespertilionis Koch, 1844, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus (Say, 1821), Rhipicephalus bursa Canestrini & Fanzago, 1878, Rhipicephalus pusillus Gil Collado, 1938, and Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Latreille, 1806).

date completed: 2011-11-09
mesh date: 2011-11-10
date published: 2011 Sep
location identifier: 10.1007/s10493-011-9440-x [doi]
source: Exp Appl Acarol. 2011 Sep;55(1):85-121. doi: 10.1007/s10493-011-9440-x. Epub 2011 Mar 31.
nlm unique id: 8507436
publication type: ['Journal Article', 'Review']
issue: 1
status: MEDLINE
owner: NLM
journal: Experimental & applied acarology
date last revision: 20110331
entrez date: 2011-04-01
pmid: 21452063
origin: PubMed
language: ['eng']
article identifier: ['10.1007/s10493-011-9440-x [doi]']
volume: 55
publication history status: ['2010/10/22 [received]', '2011/03/05 [accepted]']
date created: 2011-08-04
publication status: ppublish
authors: ['Santos-Silva, M M', 'Beati, L', 'Santos, A S', 'De Sousa, R', 'Nuncio, M S', 'Melo, P', 'Santos-Reis, M', 'Fonseca, C', 'Formosinho, P', 'Vilela, C', 'Bacellar, F']
journal title abbreviation: Exp Appl Acarol
mesh terms: ['Animals', 'Arachnid Vectors', 'Female', '*Geography', '*Host-Parasite Interactions', 'Humans', '*Ixodidae', 'Male', 'Portugal']
subset: IM
affiliation: Centro de Estudos de Vectores e Doencas Infecciosas Dr. Francisco Cambournac, Instituto Nacional de Saude Dr. Ricardo Jorge I.P., Aguas de Moura, Portugal. m.santos.silva@insa.min-saude.pt
pages: 85-121

Reference: .. [Santos-Silva+Al:2011] Santos-Silva, M M; Beati, L; Santos, A S; De Sousa, R; Nuncio, M S; Melo, P; Santos-Reis, M; Fonseca, C; Formosinho, P; Vilela, C; & Bacellar, F (2011). '**The hard-tick fauna of mainland Portugal (Acari: Ixodidae): an update on geographical distribution and known associations with hosts and pathogens.**' *Experimental & applied acarology*. 55(1), pp. 85-121.