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- Natusch, Daniel J. D.; Lyons, Jessica A.; Dubey, Sylvain; Shine, Richard
- Austral ecology 2018 v.43 no.5 pp. 534-546
- host-parasite relationships, etc ; Amblyomma; Boiga irregularis; body condition; dry season; females; hosts; intraspecific variation; males; parasitism; rain forests; snakes; ticks; wet season; woodlands; Australia; Show all 16 Subjects
- ... Parasites profoundly influence the lives of their hosts, yet the dynamics of host–parasite interactions are poorly understood – especially in reptiles. We examined the ecological correlates of parasitism by ixodid ticks in an assemblage of 10 snake species in tropical Australia. In total, we recorded 3803 ticks on 1841 individual snakes of six species (no ticks were found on the other species). Mo ...