Revista Mexicana De Biodiversidad | VOL. 86

Flea diversity and prevalence on arid-adapted rodents in the Oriental Basin, Mexico. Diversidad de pulgas y prevalencia en roedores de zonas aridas en la Cuenca Oriental, México

Publication Date Nov 10, 2015


Inventorying biodiversity is basic for conservation and natural resources management because constant loss of natural areas increase the need for fast biodiversity inventories. Desert flea diversity and associations are not well known in Mexican deserts, specially in the Oriental Basin. Rodents were trapped in the Oriental Basin through June 2007, 2009, and 2010, and July 2008, in 10 localities. A total of 144 rodents belonging to 10 species were trapped; a 133 were parasitized by 350 fleas belonging to 18 species. Peromyscus difficilis had the highest parasite richness with 9 species, followed by P. maniculatus with 8 species. The most abundant fleas in the OB were Poligenys vazquezi , Plusaetis parus , Meringis altipecten, and Plusaetis mathesoni . Seven species were found representing new records for three states.


Oriental Basin Peromyscus Difficilis Mexican Deserts Natural Resources Management Loss Of Areas Conservation Resources Conservation Management Flea Diversity Parasite Richness Biodiversity Inventories

Round-ups are the summaries of handpicked papers around trending topics published every week. These would enable you to scan through a collection of papers and decide if the paper is relevant to you before actually investing time into reading it.

Climate change Research Articles published between Jan 23, 2023 to Jan 29, 2023

R DiscoveryJan 30, 2023
R DiscoveryArticles Included:  3

Climate change adaptation has shifted from a single-dimension to an integrative approach that aligns with vulnerability and resilience concepts. Adapt...

Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

You can also read COVID related content on R COVID-19

R ProductsCOVID-19


Creating the world’s largest AI-driven & human-curated collection of research, news, expert recommendations and educational resources on COVID-19

COVID-19 Dashboard

Disclaimer: All third-party content on this website/platform is and will remain the property of their respective owners and is provided on “as is” basis without any warranties, express or implied. Use of third-party content does not indicate any affiliation, sponsorship with or endorsement by them. Any references to third-party content is to identify the corresponding services and shall be considered fair use under The Copyright Law.