First First record record of of Ixodes Ixodes ricinus ricinus ((Acari Acari;; Ixodidae Ixodidae)) in in European European glass glass lizard lizard ((Pseudopus Pseudopus apodus apodus;; Anguidae Anguidae)) and and aa review review of of ectoparasite ectoparasite studies studies in in reptiles reptiles in in Turkey Turkey Prvi zabilježeni slučaj Ixodes ricinus (Acari; Ixodidae) u blavora (Pseudopus apodus; Anguidae) i studije ektoparazita u reptila od prošlosti do danas u Turskoj

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Eren G., Ozturk M., Koc O., Açıcı M.

Veterinarska Stanica, vol.54, no.2, pp.165-170, 2023 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.46419/vs.54.2.4
  • Journal Name: Veterinarska Stanica
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.165-170
  • Keywords: ectoparasite, reptile, veterinary herpetoparasitology
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Three adult European glass lizards (Pseudopus apodus Klembara) were caught in the garden of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University (Samsun, Turkey) and were observed to have a tick infestation. During macroscopic examination, tick samples were collected from the lateral groove on both sides of the lizard by using blunt-tip tweezers. All the samples were examined under the microscope and belonged to Ixodes ricinus (Linnaeus) larvae and nymphs. This is the first report of a tick species or infestation in European glass lizard. In addition, we provide a detailed review of all studies conducted to date on reptile ectoparasites in Turkey.