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The Genus Rhipicephalus (Acari, Ixodidae): A Guide to the Brown Ticks of the World

Flora / FaunaIdentification Key

By: Jane B Walker, James E Keirans and Ivan G Horak

655 pages, 186 b/w photos, 166 line illus

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Sep 2005 | #156177 | ISBN: 052101977X
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About this book

Ticks in the genus Rhipicephalus include many important vectors of animal and human pathogens, but many species are notoriously difficult to identify, particularly as immature stages. This reference volume provides identification keys for adult ticks from the Afrotropical regions and elsewhere. For the nymphs and larvae, unique plates have been compiled in which line drawings of the capitula of similar species are grouped together to facilitate identification. Brief well-illustrated descriptions of the known stages of every species are given, plus information on their hosts, distribution, and disease relationships. Tables providing data on host/parasite relationships and disease transmission are also included, making this the definitive reference source on this group for all those interested in acarology, veterinary or medical parasitology and entomology for many years to come.

' ... a detailed 'everything about brown ticks' ... it is easy and logical to use, and has enormous amount of information.' Seppo Koponen and Ritva Niemi, Entomologica Fennica


Acknowledgements; Introduction; Relationships of the ticks (Ixodida) and definition of the genus Rhipicephalus; Format for accounts of different species; Glossary; Rhipicephalus species names of the world; Species occurring in the Afrotropical region; Species occurring outside the Afrotropical region; Species groups based on the immature stages; The transmission of tick-borne diseases by Rhipicephalus species; Index.

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