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The Hard Ticks of the World

(Acari: Ixodida: Ixodidae)

  • Alberto A. Guglielmone
  • Richard G. Robbins
  • Dmitry A. Apanaskevich
  • Trevor N. Petney
  • Agustín Estrada-Peña
  • Ivan G. Horak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
    Pages 1-7
  3. The Genus Ixodes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 11-12
    3. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 13-218
  4. The Genus Haemaphysalis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 221-223
    3. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 225-369
  5. The Genus Amblyomma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 373-375
    3. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 377-526
  6. The Genus Rhipicephalus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 527-527
    2. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 529-529
    3. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 531-603
  7. The Genus Dermacentor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 605-605
    2. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 607-607
    3. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 609-645
  8. The Genus Hyalomma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 647-647
    2. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 649-650
    3. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 651-683
  9. The Genera Anomalohimalaya, Bothriocroton, Cosmiomma, Compluriscutula, Cornupalpatum, Margaropus, Nosomma and Rhipicentor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 685-685
    2. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 687-689
    3. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 691-697
    4. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 699-700
    5. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 701-701
    6. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 703-703
    7. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 705-707
    8. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 709-710
    9. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 711-712
  10. Synopsis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 713-714
    2. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 715-716
    3. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 717-721
    4. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 723-730
    5. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 731-732
    6. Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 733-738

About this book

Introduction

Hard ticks (family Ixodidae) are obligately blood-feeding ectoparasites of all classes of vertebrates except fishes.  They occur worldwide and are preeminent among hematophagous arthropods for the variety of infectious agents that they transmit to humans and other animals.  Because hard ticks have long been a focus of medical and veterinary research, the literature on this group is both voluminous and diffuse, with the result that those seeking information on a particular species are often at a loss as to where to turn.  This book addresses that problem.  Working as a team, six leading authorities on the Ixodidae have summarized current, essential information for every one of the world’s 700+ hard tick species.  Under each species name, readers will find a discussion of the original taxonomic description, followed by sections on type depositories, known life history stages, distribution by zoogeographic region and ecoregion, principal and exceptional hosts, and human parasitism.  Each species account concludes with a list of salient references and, where necessary, remarks on any unresolved issues warranting further research or important species-specific information, such as introductions into regions outside a species’ natural range or collections from novel hosts.  No similar synopsis of the world’s hard tick species has ever been attempted.

Keywords

Distribution Hosts Ixodidae Taxonomy World

Authors and affiliations

  • Alberto A. Guglielmone
    • 1
  • Richard G. Robbins
    • 2
  • Dmitry A. Apanaskevich
    • 3
  • Trevor N. Petney
    • 4
  • Agustín Estrada-Peña
    • 5
  • Ivan G. Horak
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Animal ProductionInstituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria Estación Experimental Agropecuaria RafaelaRafaelaArgentina
  2. 2.Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and EnvironmentArmed Forces Pest Management BoardSilver SpringUSA
  3. 3.James H. Oliver Jr. Inst. of Arthropodology and ParasitologyU.S. National Tick Collection Georgia Southern UniversityStatesboroUSA
  4. 4.Dept. of Ecology and ParasitologyKarlsruhe Institute of Technology Institute of ZoologyGermany
  5. 5.Department of Parasitology Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of ZaragozaSpain
  6. 6.Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases Faculty of Veterinary ScienceUniversity of PretoriaOnderstepoortSouth Africa

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