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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Parasitic arthropods of some wild rodents from Juréia-Itatins Ecological Station, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Author: Bossi, David Eduardo Paolinetti
Linhares, Arício Xavier
Bergallo, Helena de Godoy
Abstract: A study of the associations between three species of rodents in the Atlantic forest and their parasitic arthropods was undertaken at the Juréia-Itatins Ecological Station, located in the State of São Paulo, Southeastern Brazil, from March 1989 to February 1990. Individuals of three species, Oryzomys russatus, Proechimys iheringi and Nectomys squamipes were captured and examined for ectoparasites. Eleven species of parasitic arthropods were found, including four species of insects and seven of Acari. Parasitism intensity, phenology, and rainfall were positively correlated with the abundance of the ectoparasites and their hosts. The most abundant host was O. russatus (Muridae: Sigmodontinae), and the most common parasite on it was the laelapid mite Gigantolaelaps oudemansi. The cuterebrid Metacuterebra apicalis caused myiasis in O. russatus. A mutualistic association between the staphylinid beetle Amblyopinus sp. and its host P. iheringi (Echimyidae) was observed. The few N. squamipes captured had small numbers of ectoparasites.
Subject: rodent ectoparasites
Acari
Diptera
Siphonaptera
Coleoptera
Atlantic rain forest
Brazil
Editor: Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0074-02762002000700006
Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02762002000700006
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0074-02762002000700006
Date Issue: 1-Oct-2002
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