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Table 1 The species composition of Ixodes spp. detected from B. penicillata and sympatric species during trapping sessions conducted from 2006 through to 2016. The proportions of each Ixodes sp. among infected individuals are given as a percentage in parentheses

From: Morphological and molecular description of Ixodes woyliei n. sp. (Ixodidae) with consideration for co-extinction with its critically endangered marsupial host

  Bettongia penicillata (Woylie) Trichosurus vulpecula hypoleucus  (Brushtail possum) Dasyurus geoffroii (Western quoll) Isoodon obesulus fusciventer (Southern brown bandicoot)
Individuals sampled 624 166 89 13
Individuals host to an Ixodes sp. 290 (46.5%) 63 (38%) 22 (24.7%) 5 (38.5%)
Ixodes woyliei n. sp. 123 (42.4%) 0 0 2 (40%)
Ixodes australiensis 153 (52.7%) 1 (1.5%) 13 (59%) 2 (40%)
Ixodes myrmecobii 52 (17.9%) 3 (4.7%) 0 1 (20%)
Ixodes tasmani 4 (1.3%) 54 (85.7%) 7 (31.8%) 0
Ixodes fecialis 1 (0.3%) 0 9 (40.1%) 0