Ectoparasites of black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) from South Dakota

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1987
Authors:G. E. Kietzmann, Jr
Journal:Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Pagination:331 - 333
Date Published:1987
ISBN Number:0090-3558
Keywords:animals, Anoplura, Dermacentor, ectoparasite, fleas, Lice Infestations/epidemiology/veterinary, Mite Infestations/epidemiology/veterinary, mites, Sciuridae, Seasons, South Dakota, Tick Infestations/epidemiology/veterinary, ticks

During the summers of 1982 and 1983, black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) were examined for parasites. Those collected and their respective prevalence included Linognathoides cynomyis (46.3%), Opisocrostis hirsutus (53.7%), Opisocrostis tuberculatus cynomuris (2.4%), Androlaelaps fahrenholzi (12.2%), Ixodes sculptus (2.4%) and Dermacentor andersoni (4.9%). The collection data indicated that L. cynomyis, O. hirsutus and A. fahrenholzi were at low population densities during this period.

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