Otoacariasis due to Edentalges bradypus Fonseca 1954 (Acari; Psoroptidae) infestation in the brown-throated three-toed sloth Bradypus variegatus from Brazil

Clarissa Pimentel De Souza, Guilherme Gomes Verocai, Julio Almeida Alencar Matos De Arruda, Jeferson Rocha Pires, Andréa Yuri Takitani, João Luiz Horacio Faccini

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to report the first description of gross pathological aspects of otoacariasis due to Edentalges bradypus Fonseca 1954 (Acari; Psoroptidae) infestation in the brown-throated three-toed sloth Bradypus variegatus Schinz, 1825 (Xenarthra; Bradypodidae) in Brazil. Mites were collected from massive skin crusts seen in both external ear canals and around both eyes of an extremely debilitated advanced-aged female sloth brought to the Wildlife Care Section of Universidade Estácio de Sá, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)881-882
Number of pages2
JournalParasitology Research
Volume105
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • General Veterinary
  • Insect Science
  • Infectious Diseases

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