Authors: MUSTAFA AÇICI, CENK SONER BÖLÜKBAŞ, YUNUS EMRE BEYHAN, GÖKMEN ZAFER PEKMEZCİ, ALİ TÜMAY GÜRLER, ŞİNASİ UMUR
Abstract: The aim of this study was to identify ectoparasites of wild roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) living in natural areas of Samsun Province that were wounded by car accidents or hunters between 2007 and 2010. A total of 90 ticks, 60 lice, and 5 deer keds were collected from 17 animals. Five tick species (Ixodes ricinus, Rhipicephalus bursa, Rhipicephalus turanicus, Haemaphysalis punctata, and Haemaphysalis concinna), 1 louse species (Cervicola meyeri), and 1 deer ked species (Lipoptena cervi) were identified. Cervicola meyeri and L. cervi were identified for the first time in Turkey.
Keywords: Roe deer, tick, Cervicola meyeri, Lipoptena cervi, Turkey
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