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Amblyomma sp. (Ixodida: Ixodidae): First record of male, female and nymph ticks of Elaphe hodgsonii (Squamata: Colubridae) from Nepal

Author Affiliations

  • 1Central Department of Zoology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 5, Issue (7), Pages 26-31, July,10 (2016)

Abstract

Amblyomma is the hard tick of Ixodidae family, found on all terrestrial vertebrates. The ticks were collected from snake (Elaphe hodgsonii) of Kirtipur, Nepal and preserved in 70% ethanol. The identification of ticks was carried out using various published keys. The three stages of tick found on snakes includes adult male, adult female and nymph of Amblyomma sp. The present findings revealed the first country record of Amblyomma sp. from Elaphe hodgsonii of Nepal.

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