INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE CORRELACION GEOLOGICA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Finding of an Ixodid Tick Inside a Late Holocene Owl Pellet From Northwestern Argentina
J. P. SANCHEZ; S. NAVA; M. LARESCHI; P. E. ORTIZ; A. A. GUGLIELMONE
JOURNAL OF PARASITOLOGY
AMER SOC PARASITOLOGISTS
Lugar: Lawrence, Estados Unidos; Año: 2010 vol. 96 p. 820 - 820
ABSTRACT: In the present study, we report the earliest record of Ixodes sigelos from the Late Holocene in Argentina. The tick was recovered from an owl pellet collected within a small mammal sequence in Las Máscaras Cave, Catamarca, Argentina (27°01'12''S, 66°44'37''W) and dated at 990 ± 35 cal yr. Based on bones also present in the pellet, the tick most-likely parasitized a rodent, identified as an Eligmodontia sp., which had been ingested by the owl.