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

Marianne E Sinka1*, Yasmin Rubio-Palis23, Sylvie Manguin4, Anand P Patil1, Will H Temperley1, Peter W Gething1, Thomas Van Boeckel15, Caroline W Kabaria6, Ralph E Harbach7 and Simon I Hay16*

Author Affiliations

1 Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Tinbergen Building, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK

2 BIOMED, Universidad de Carabobo, Apartado 2073, Maracay 2101-A, Venezuela

3 Laboratorio de Ecología de Vectores, Dirección de Control de Vectores y Fauna Nociva, Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Salud, Maracay, Venezuela

4 Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Lab. d'Immuno-Physiopathologie Virale et Moleculaire, UMR-MD3/Univ. Montpellier I, Faculté de Pharmacie, 15, Ave Charles Flahault, 34093 Montpellier, France

5 Biological Control and Spatial Ecology, Université Libre de Bruxelles CP160/12, Av FD Roosevelt 50, B1050, Brussels, Belgium

6 Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI - Univ. Oxford - Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Kenyatta National Hospital Grounds, P.O. Box 43640-00100 Nairobi, Kenya

7 Department of Entomology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, UK

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Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:210  doi:10.1186/1756-3305-4-210

Published: 3 November 2011

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In our original publication detailing the distribution of the dominant vector species of malaria in the Americas (Sinka et al. [1]), both Figure one (The predicted distribution map of An. darlingi) and the An. darlingi map shown in Additional file two (The predicted distribution maps of the nine dominant vector species of the Americas) included points on the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. These are confirmed absence points and therefore should not have been included. These maps are intended to indicate locations only where the species

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.