|Title||Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on small mammals in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Anstead, CA, Hwang YT, Chilton, NB|
|Journal||Journal of Medical Entomology|
|Keywords||angustus, BC, Canada, demacentor, ixodes, kootenay, ticks|
Two hundred and ninety-one ticks (i.e., 185 larvae, 72 nymphs, and 34 adults) were removed from 153 small mammals comprising six species collected in Verdant Forest, Numa Forest, and Marble Canyon within Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada. Morphological examination and molecular analyses (i.e., polymerase chain reaction-single-strand conformation polymorphism [PCR-SSCP] and DNA sequencing of the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene) of the ticks revealed that most individuals were Ixodes angustus Neumann.