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The Genus Ixodes Latrielle, 1795

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

Four of the 19 species and one species group in the genus Ixodes that are found in Southern Africa are illustrated and described, their geographic distributions mapped, their hosts listed, and when available, their life cycles, seasonal abundance and role as vectors of disease are provided. The geographic distributions of some the remaining species are mapped and brief descriptions of their biology are included.

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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