Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Sand Tampan

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2788

Argasid tick species (Ornithodoros savigny) that is found in desert regions of Africa and Sri Lanka. These  ticks often suck at night in such huge numbers that animals may die or become paralyzed.

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