Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_309-2

The name derives from the Greek terms chtono = place and autos = self. It means that a plant/animal/parasite develops at a given place since long and has not been imported recently from another region. For example, the tick Ixodes ricinus is autochthonous in Germany; Dermacentor reticulatus is allochthonous (Allochthony).


Dermacentor Reticulatus Greek Term 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany