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Archived Comments for: The dominant Anopheles vectors of human malaria in the Americas: occurrence data, distribution maps and bionomic précis

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  1. Author comment/correction.

    Marianne Sinka, Malaria Atlas project (MAP), University of Oxford

    22 November 2010

    In Figure 1 (The predicted distribution map of An. darlingi) and also in the An. darlingi map shown in the Additional file 2 (The predicted distribution maps of the nine dominant vector species of the Americas), points are shown on the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. These are confirmed absence points and therefore should not have been included. The maps are intended to indicate locations only where the species presence has been confirmed. Anopheles darlingi has never been found or reported from Costa Rica or Nicaragua (as indicated in the Expert opinion map) despite numerous and comprehensive surveys in the area trying to locate it.

    Copies of the corrected figure and the updated Additional file 2 are available on the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) website:

    Additional File 2 (all species maps):
    http://www.map.ox.ac.uk/media/PDF/Sinka%20et%20al_Additional%20file%202%20-%20final%20maps%20(FINAL).pdf

    Figure 1:
    http://www.map.ox.ac.uk/media/PDF/Figure%201%20-%20An%20darlingi%20-%20corrected.png

    Competing interests

    None declared

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