MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK
Pagination or Media Count:
The extensive collection of ticks was made from 1949 -1952 by the mission of H. De Saeger to the National Park of Garamba which is located in the northeastern portion of the Congo near the border of the Sudan. In all, 24 species, comprising 7 genera, are recorded from Garamba Park. All these species but one, Argas arboreus, have been recorded previously from the Congo. Many of the collections were from rodent nests and several fully engorged nymphs were recovered. In certain instances it was possible to dissect away the nymphal skins and determine the almost fully developed adults inside. This method permitted description of the nymphs of Rhipicephalus pseudolongus, R. senegalensis, and R. simpsoni. The nymph of Dermacentor rhinocerinus is also described, but the identification of nymphs of this species is based on association with the adults and not on the opening of nymphal skins. The report gives information on the distribution, hosts, and taxonomic status of each species. All of the localities are either in the park itself or in adjacent areas.