Experimental & Applied Acarology

, Volume 28, Issue 1–4, pp 27–54 | Cite as

The Argasidae, Ixodidae and Nuttalliellidae (Acari: Ixodida): A World List of Valid Tick Names

  • Ivan G. Horak
  • Jean-Louis Camicas
  • James E. Keirans


The world's argasid tick fauna comprises 183 species in four genera, namely Argas, Carios, Ornithodoros and Otobius in the family Argasidae. The ixodid tick fauna consists of 241 species in the genus Ixodes and 442 species in the genera Amblyomma, Anomalohimalaya, Bothriocroton, Cosmiomma, Dermacentor, Haemaphysalis, Hyalomma, Margaropus, Nosomma, Rhipicentor and Rhipicephalus in the family Ixodidae, with the genus Boophilus becoming a subgenus of the genus Rhipicephalus. The family Nuttalliellidae is represented by the monospecific genus Nuttalliella. The species names of these ticks, based on seven previous complete or partial listings, as well as those of recently described new species, are presented in tabular format.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivan G. Horak
    • 1
  • Jean-Louis Camicas
    • 2
  • James E. Keirans
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary ScienceUniversity of PretoriaOnderstepoortSouth Africa
  2. 2.Laboratoire d'Acarologie médicaleCentre IRD de MontpellierMontpellier Cedex 5France
  3. 3.Curator United States National Tick CollectionGeorgia Southern UniversityStatesboroUSA

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