The Ixodid Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) of Southern Africa

  • Ivan G. Horak
  • Heloise Heyne
  • Roy Williams
  • G. James Gallivan
  • Arthur M. Spickett
  • J. Dürr Bezuidenhout
  • Agustín Estrada-Peña
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Ivan G. Horak, Heloise Heyne, Roy Williams, G. James Gallivan, Arthur M. Spickett, J. Dürr Bezuidenhout et al.
    Pages 1-3
  3. Ivan G. Horak, Heloise Heyne, Roy Williams, G. James Gallivan, Arthur M. Spickett, J. Dürr Bezuidenhout et al.
    Pages 5-26
  4. Ivan G. Horak, Heloise Heyne, Roy Williams, G. James Gallivan, Arthur M. Spickett, J. Dürr Bezuidenhout et al.
    Pages 27-65
  5. Ivan G. Horak, Heloise Heyne, Roy Williams, G. James Gallivan, Arthur M. Spickett, J. Dürr Bezuidenhout et al.
    Pages 67-140
  6. Ivan G. Horak, Heloise Heyne, Roy Williams, G. James Gallivan, Arthur M. Spickett, J. Dürr Bezuidenhout et al.
    Pages 141-200
  7. Ivan G. Horak, Heloise Heyne, Roy Williams, G. James Gallivan, Arthur M. Spickett, J. Dürr Bezuidenhout et al.
    Pages 201-238
  8. Ivan G. Horak, Heloise Heyne, Roy Williams, G. James Gallivan, Arthur M. Spickett, J. Dürr Bezuidenhout et al.
    Pages 239-285
  9. Ivan G. Horak, Heloise Heyne, Roy Williams, G. James Gallivan, Arthur M. Spickett, J. Dürr Bezuidenhout et al.
    Pages 287-510
  10. Ivan G. Horak, Heloise Heyne, Roy Williams, G. James Gallivan, Arthur M. Spickett, J. Dürr Bezuidenhout et al.
    Pages 511-540
  11. Ivan G. Horak, Heloise Heyne, Roy Williams, G. James Gallivan, Arthur M. Spickett, J. Dürr Bezuidenhout et al.
    Pages 541-634
  12. Ivan G. Horak, Heloise Heyne, Roy Williams, G. James Gallivan, Arthur M. Spickett, J. Dürr Bezuidenhout et al.
    Pages 635-655
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 657-676

About this book

Introduction

This is a comprehensive work summarizing the current state of knowledge of the biology of the hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) of Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and Maputo Province, Mozambique). It provides an overview of the history of tick research in Southern Africa and the evolution of our knowledge of the ticks’ distribution and biology, as well as the methods used to determine tick distribution, abundance and host preference. The morphologies of most of the tick species known to occur in Southern Africa are described and illustrated, and their distributions are described and mapped in relation to the biomes of the region. The known hosts for each tick species are listed, and the tick’s host preferences are discussed. Information on most species life cycle in the laboratory and the field, and their seasonal occurrence, is summarized. The diseases of animals and humans transmitted or caused by each tick species are summarized in relation to tick ecology. Aspects of the biology of the major hosts relevant to tick infestations are described, and extensive tick/host and host/tick lists are provided for each country

Keywords

Ixodid ticks disease transmission distribution hosts tick research

Authors and affiliations

  • Ivan G. Horak
    • 1
  • Heloise Heyne
    • 2
  • Roy Williams
    • 3
  • G. James Gallivan
    • 4
  • Arthur M. Spickett
    • 5
  • J. Dürr Bezuidenhout
    • 6
  • Agustín Estrada-Peña
    • 7
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases Faculty of Veterinary ScienceUniversity of PretoriaOnderstepoortSouth Africa
  2. 2.ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary InstituteOnderstepoortSouth Africa
  3. 3.ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary InstituteOnderstepoortSouth Africa
  4. 4.Department of BiologyUniversity of SwazilandKwaluseniSwaziland
  5. 5.ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary InstituteOnderstepoortSouth Africa
  6. 6.YzerfonteinSouth Africa
  7. 7.Department of Parasitology Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70642-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70640-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70642-9
  • About this book
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