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The Hard Ticks of the World

(Acari: Ixodida: Ixodidae)

  • A single-source reference to essential taxonomic and biological information for every species of hard tick in the world

  • A global overview of ixodid zoogeography and host associations

  • A compendium of current literature on ixodid tick taxonomy and biology, arranged by species?

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Table of contents (26 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    • 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
  4. The Genus Ixodes

    1. Remarks on Some Invalid Names

      • Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 11-12
    2. Individual Species Accounts

      • Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 13-218
  5. The Genus Haemaphysalis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219
  6. The Genus Haemaphysalis

    1. Remarks on Some Invalid Names

      • Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 221-223
    2. Individual Species Accounts

      • Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 225-369
  7. The Genus Amblyomma

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 371-371
  8. The Genus Amblyomma

    1. Remarks on Some Invalid Names

      • Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 373-375
    2. Individual Species Accounts

      • Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 377-526
  9. The Genus Rhipicephalus

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 527-527
  10. The Genus Rhipicephalus

    1. Remarks on Some Invalid Names

      • Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 529-529
    2. Individual Species Accounts

      • Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 531-603
  11. The Genus Dermacentor

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 605-605
  12. The Genus Dermacentor

    1. General Comment and Remarks on an Invalid Name

      • Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 607-607
    2. Individual Species Accounts

      • Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 609-645
  13. The Genus Hyalomma

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 647-647
  14. The Genus Hyalomma

    1. General Comment and Remarks on Some Invalid Names

      • Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 649-650
    2. Individual Species Accounts

      • Alberto A. Guglielmone, Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Ivan G. Horak
      Pages 651-683

About this book

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
  • Entomology
  • Model invertebrates

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Animal Production, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela, Rafaela, Argentina

    Alberto A. Guglielmone

  • Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, Armed Forces Pest Management Board, Silver Spring, USA

    Richard G. Robbins

  • James H. Oliver Jr. Inst. of Arthropodology and Parasitology, U.S. National Tick Collection Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, USA

    Dmitry A. Apanaskevich

  • Dept. of Ecology and Parasitology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Institute of Zoology, Germany

    Trevor N. Petney

  • Department of Parasitology Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Spain

    Agustín Estrada-Peña

  • Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, South Africa

    Ivan G. Horak

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 229.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-007-7497-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 299.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 299.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)