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Sarcoptes scabiei (itch mite)

Wikipedia Abstract

Sarcoptes scabiei or the itch mite is a parasitic arthropod that burrows into skin and causes scabies. The mite is cosmopolitan, meaning can be found in all parts of the world. Humans are not the only mammals that can become infected.
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Parasite of 
Acinonyx jubatus (Cheetah)[1]
Canis latrans (Coyote)[1]
Canis lupus (Wolf)[1]
Canis lupus dingo (domestic dog)[2]
Capra pyrenaica (Spanish ibex)[1]
Capricornis crispus (Japanese serow)[1]
Felis chaus furax (Jungle cat)[3]
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)[1]
Lama glama guanicoe (guanaco)[1]
Lynx lynx (Eurasian Lynx)[1]
Nyctereutes procyonoides (Raccoon dog)[1]
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)[1]
Panthera leo (Lion)[1]
Rupicapra pyrenaica (Pyrenean chamoios)[1]
Rupicapra rupicapra (chamois)[1]
Ursus americanus (black bear)[1]
Vulpes lagopus (Arctic Fox)[1]
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)[1]


New Zealand(Native);



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
29.1 Dingo, Canis lupus dingo, L.K. Corbett, Sillero-Zubiri, C., Hoffmann, M. and Macdonald, D.W. (eds). 2004. Canids: Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Dogs. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. x + 430 pp.
3THE PARASITIC FAUNA AND THE FOOD HABITS OF THE WILD JUNGLE CAT FELIS CHAUS FURAX DE WINTON, 1898 IN IRAQ, Mohammad K. Mohammad, Bull. Iraq nat. Hist. Mus. (2008) 10(2): 65-78
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