Ectoparasites of small mammals in four localities of wildlife reserves in Peninsular Malaysia

Madinah, A. and Fatimah, Abang and Mariana, A.. and M.T, Abdullah (2011) Ectoparasites of small mammals in four localities of wildlife reserves in Peninsular Malaysia. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health, 42 (4). pp. 803-813.

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Abstract

Field surveys of ectoparasites on rodents and scandents were conducted in four localities of wildlife reserves in Peninsular Malaysia from October 2008 to November 2009. A total of 16 animals comprising 5 species of hosts were caught and examined for ectoparasites. The hosts examined were Maxomys rajah,Maxomys whiteheadi, Leopoldamys sabanus, Lariscus insignis and Tupaia glis. Of these hosts, 9 genera, consisting of 14 species of ectoparasites were extracted. Three species of ticks (Ixodidae), 7 species of mesostigmatid mites (Laelaptidae), 3 species of chiggers (Trombiculidae) and 1 species of listrophorid mites (Listrophoriidae) were identified. The infestation rate of ectoparasites observed ranged from 12.5% to 62.5%. Among the ectoparasites found, Ixodes granulatus and Leptotrombidium deliense are of known medical importance.

Item Type: E-Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, ectoparasites, small mammals, wildlife reserves, Peninsular Malaysia, , university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 02:32
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 00:27
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/1171

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