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Amblyomma triguttatum, commonly known as the kangaroo tick, is a species of tick in the genus Amblyomma native to Australia. There are four subspecies, one or more of which might be separate species.[1] The nominate subspecies is a vector for Rickettsia.[2]

Amblyomma triguttatum
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A. triguttatum
Binomial name
Amblyomma triguttatum
Koch, 1844

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alberto A. Guglielmone; Richard G. Robbins; Dmitry A. Apanaskevich; Trevor N. Petney; Agustín Estrada-Peña; Ivan G. Horak (2013). The Hard Ticks of the World: (Acari: Ixodida: Ixodidae). Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 510–11. ISBN 9789400774971.
  2. ^ Li AY, Adams PJ, Abdad MY, Fenwick SG (2010). "High prevalence of Rickettsia gravesii sp. nov. in Amblyomma triguttatum collected from feral pigs". Vet. Microbiol. (Submitted manuscript). 146 (1–2): 59–62. doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2010.04.018. PMID 20488632.