Accession Number : AD0670355

Title :   ON THE DISCOVERY OF THE IXODID TICK HAEMAPHYSALIS WARBURTONI NUTT. IN TADZHIKISTAN,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 3 CAIRO (EGYPT) DEPT OF MEDICAL ZOOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Melnikova,T. G.

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The tick is widely distributed in alpine regions contiguous to Kirgiz Republic, bordering northern Tadzhikistan. In Kirgiz SSR, H. warburtoni occurs in alpine regions characterized by severe climate and short warm period. The chief hosts of H. warburtoni are wild animals. According to data of G. V. Grebenyuk (1955) and S. K. Sartbayev (1959), adult stages of this tick species chiefly parasitize the Pamir Argali, Ibex, and Long-tailed and Altai Marmots, as well as farm Artiodactyla; nymphs are on Ibex, Foxes, Marmots, Hares, Narrow-skulled and Pamir High-mountain Voles; and larvae on Foxes, Hares, Narrow-skulled voles, Grey or Migratory Hamsters, and the Tianshan Birch Mouse. The Central-Asian Wild Boar has been recorded for the first time as a host of adult stages of this tick. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TICKS, ECOLOGY), DISTRIBUTION, IDENTIFICATION, USSR

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE