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

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 6, 2000 - Medical - 643 pages
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Ticks in the genus Rhipicephalus include many important vectors of animal and human pathogens, but many species are notoriously difficult to identify, particularly at immature stages. This reference 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. The authors give brief, well-illustrated descriptions of the known stages of every species, plus information on their hosts, distribution, and disease relationships. The book also includes tables providing data on host/parasite relationships and disease transmission, making this the definitive reference source on this group for all those interested in acarology, veterinary or medical parasitology, and entomology.
  

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Contents

References
4
Zoogeography
10
Rhipicephalus species names of the world
24
Rhipicephalus follis
27
References
39
Keys
47
Accounts of individual species
59
References
69
Rhipicephalus moucheti
290
References
303
References
310
Rhipicephalus nitens
316
Rhipicephalus oculatus
323
References
329
vii
382
Rhipicephalus zumpti
484

References
75
15
81
Rhipicephalus fulvus
186
Rhipicephalus gertrudae
193
References
199
References
206
References
213
References
221
Rhipicephalus interventus
228
References
238
References
246
Rhipicephalus longus
255
References
263
Rhipicephalus lunulatus
269
Rhipicephalus maculatus
283
Class Aves
515
Key to the Rhipicephalus species females occurring
521
References
530
References
538
Rhipicephalus pilans
544
Rhipicephalus pumilio
550
References
556
Rhipicephalus species
585
Species groups based on the immature
591
The transmission of tickborne diseases
610
Human diseases
626
179
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186
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Walker--Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute

Keirans--Georgia Southern University, Statesboro

Horak--Emeritus, University of Pretoria

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