Genus Ornithodoros Koch, 1844

  • A. Estrada-PeñaEmail author
  • G. Kleinerman
  • G. Baneth


The genus Ornithodoros was first described with the reclassification of Ornithodoros coriaceus and Ornithodoros savignyi, which had previously been attributed to the genus Argas. Koch translated ‘Ornis’, which means bird from Greek to Latin and ‘doros’ meaning a leather sack (Petney and Maiwald in Tick nomenclature. Lancet 348:1251, 1996).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Animal HealthFaculty of Veterinary MedicineZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.Koret School of Veterinary MedicineHebrew UniversityRehovotIsrael

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