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Studies on Southeast Asian Haemaphysalis Ticks (Ixodoidea, Ixodidae). H. (H.) capricornis sp. n., the Large Malayan Serow Haemaphysalid from Southwestern Thailand
The Journal of Parasitology
Vol. 52, No. 4 (Aug., 1966), pp. 783-786
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Haemaphysalis (Haemaphysalis) capricornis sp. n. is described from males from the Malayan serow or goat antelope, Capricornis sumatraensis swettenhami (Butler) (Family Bovidae), from Satun (Satul) Province, Thailand. This tick species is easily distinguished from its relatives, H. (H.) birmaniae Supino and H. (H.) atherurus Hoogstraal, Trapido, and Kohls, by its large overall size and reduction of coxal spurs, which are postulated to be adaptively interrelated, and by several other structural features. The dark color of the new species is possibly an adaptation to the blackish gray pelage of the host.
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