Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Ticks of European Ruminants

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_5009-1
Fauna Europaea (faunaeur.org) describes three main groups of ticks (1–4) on European ruminants.
  1. 1.
    Species restricted to the Mediterranean area:
    1. (a)

      Hyalomma annulatus, H. lusitanicum, H. marginatum, H. punctata, H. scupense, H. sulcata

       
    2. (b)

      Rhipicephalus bursa, R. annulatus

       
     
  2. 2.

    Species occurring widely in the Palearctic:

    Ixodes ricinus

     
  3. 3.

    Species in mild “Atlantic” regions:

    Dermacentor marginatus

     
  4. 4.

    Other wider spread species:

    Rhipicephalus turanicus, R. sanguineus, Dermacentor reticulatus, Ixodes hexagonus, I. gibosus

     

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieDüsseldorfGermany