Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 61, Issue 4, pp 729–742 | Cite as

The genus Ixodes (Acari: Ixodidae) in China with three new record species

  • Yu Guo
  • Yi SunEmail author
  • Rongman Xu


Total 24 valid species belongs to 6 subgenera in genus Ixodes had been documented in China. Of them, Eschatocephalus (2 species), Scaphixodes (2 species); Partipalpiger (1 species), Pholeoixodes (3 species) Ixodiopsis (1 species) and the largest subgenus Ixodes (15 species) were involved. Fortunately, we found another 3 new record species, namely I. (Ixodes) apronopho- rus Schulze, 1924, I. (Ixodes)pavlovskyi Pomerantzav, 1946 and I. (Trichotoixodes) frontalis (Panzer, 1798), from the specimens deposited in medical entomology gallery of China, which increase a new subgenus Trichotoixodes to the tick fauna in China. In the present paper, the taxonomy characteristics of the new record species were described briefly based on the specimens examined and keys to the genus Ixodes were also updated.


Ixodes China Ixodes frontalis Ixodes pavlovskyi Ixodes apronophorus 


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© Witold Stefański Institute of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Pathogens and Biosecurity, Department of Vector Biology and ControlBeijing Institute of Microbiology and EpidemiologyBeijing CityChina
  2. 2.Center for disease prevention and control of Fengtai Dis. Beijing CityBeijing CityChina

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