Amblyomma gervaisi (Ixodida: Ixodidae: Amblyomma) infestation in a Rat Snake from northwestern Himalayan region: a case study

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Aman D. Moudgil
Ankur Sharma
Adarsh Kumar
Amit Singla
Surender Bansal

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Along with a number of hosts, ticks are also capable of infesting snakes and transmitting rickettsiosis, anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis.  In the present study, ticks recovered from a Rat Snake Ptyas mucosa were collected and identified as Amblyomma gervaisi (previously known as Aponomma gervaisi).  The case reports pertaining to observation of ticks (especially A. gervaisi) on reptile (snake) hosts are restricted to southern, eastern and western parts of India and the present study claims to be the first documented report of Amblyomma gervaisi ticks from Rat Snakes of northwestern Himalayan region.

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Moudgil, A.D., Sharma, A., Kumar, A., Singla, A. and Bansal, S. 2020. Amblyomma gervaisi (Ixodida: Ixodidae: Amblyomma) infestation in a Rat Snake from northwestern Himalayan region: a case study. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 15 (Nov. 2020), 17165–17167. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4449.12.15.17165-17167.
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Amit Singla, Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, DGCN College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh 176062, India.

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, DGCN College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh 176062, India.

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