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Figure 2.79 Distribution of
H. kinneari in India. (
) Place
of first record.
Map not to scale.
2.7.9 Haemaphysalis kinneari
Warburton first described this species in 1913 from a single female collected on a
tiger in the Mysore area of Karnataka state in India, which was collected by N.B.
Kinnear in 1910. Later, in 1913, Nuttall and Warburton together gave the illustra-
tions ( Figure 2.79 ). 140
Male ( Figures 2.80 and 2.81 ) 140
Mean length is measuring 3.5 mm, width 2.4 mm.
Capitulum: Basis capituli are rectangular, slightly less than half as long as wide;
cornua are short, widely triangular, approximately one-third as long as the base of
basis capituli; surface with several deep punctations. Palpi are compact and sub-
quadrate, lacking basolateral salience. Hypostome equals palpi in length, stout, lat-
eral margins slightly convex, and dental formula is 4/4, with 9
11 denticles in
a file.
Scutum: Scutum is flat, more or less depressed between lateral ridges; outline
rather broadly oval, two-thirds as wide as long, widest at the level of coxa IV.
Lateral grooves are very short, little longer than width of one festoon, enclosing
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