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NON-SUDANESE SPECIES OF HYALOMMA

(Figues 190 to 211)

In order to better understand this group, illustrations and selected data for all species presently/..recognized in the genus Qalomma have been assembled in this section.

H3 TO ALL PRESH\I'1'LY REOGNIZE
SPEDIES OF THE GHJUS I-HALQMA
MALES

1. Without subanal shields. Festoons not fused. Adanal shields unusually large and wide. Scutum with few large, scattered puncta. tions and long, clear lateral grooves. (India). (Subgenus

al mmi )*......................................n. HUSSAINI Ki“ Figures 19¢-aarrqa

With subanal shields (exceptional,
deformed nmts may lack subanal

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2.

Coxa I simple, with two wide, short
spurs from.posterior margin. Scutum
smooth, shiny with few, scattered,
large punctations; festoons unfused;
lacking lateral grooves and canal
depression. Adanal shields large,
much like those of H. hussaini; sub-
anal shields minute: (Iort5Ise para-
site; Mediterranean and Black Sea
areas, southern.Russia.to western
YMiddle East). (Subgenus Hyalommasta)............H.

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Coxa I deeply divided into narrow

external branch and wider internal

branch. Festoons partly fused. With

short or long lateral grooves. Adanal

shields not so large and wide as above.

Subanal shields typically larger than

above (frequently though abnormally as

small as above). (Palearctic, Oriental,

and Ethiopian Faunal Regions). (Sub.

genus Hyalomma).............................................3

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Center of subanal shields characteris

tically in line with the axis of the

adanal shields (frequently laterally

displaced when greatly engorged)............................6

Spiracular plates of female type,

with short, blunt "tail". (Camel

parasite, Iran to Egypt; large size,

up to 8 mm. long)................................. . SCHULZEI

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Lateral grooves confined to posterior

third of scutum; scutum smooth with

few, scattered, usually large puncta.

tions; posterior oves characteris

tically marked. Large ticks of camls

wherever these animals now or recently

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6. Lateral grooves confined to posterior third of scutum; scutum almost im... punctate except in caudal depressed area. (Usually small ticks; Mediter.. ranean Basin, Near and Middle East; East African coastal areas and northern EXCAVATUM

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Lateral grooves reaching at least scutal
midlength (if specimen is heavily punc-
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7. Scutum smooth, shiny with rare, scattered large punctations; lateral grooves long and usually very distinct; posterior grooves well marked; legs usually not

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*A closely related “form” of uncertain tamonomic status, ‘H. sou nee‘, with some biological. and morphological characters ~g from those of typical H. marsinatum, occurs in parts of the Soviet Union and southeastern pe.

10.

Scutum either densely punctate, ir.

regularly punctate, or lightly punc.

tate except in caudal area where punc.

tations are dense.............................................8

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Circumspiracular area hirsute.

Scutum black, punctations usually

very dense. Leg segments usually

distinctly annulated but lacking

dorsal enamelling. (Near East,

Arabia, Northeast Africa, tropical

and South Africa)....................................H. RUFIPES

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ll. Lateral grooves long but often not well marked. Scutum irregularly punctate, posterior area not strikingly differentiated, posterior margin bluntly rounded. (Far, Middle, and Near East, Arabia, Northwest Africa, rare in North.

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Lateral grooves long, distinct,

deeply a.nd cleanly delineated.

Scutum smooth and shiny except

posteriorly where it is densely

punctate, posterior margin usual.

ly rectangular. (Strictly African,

not including North Africa)..................................l2

12. Central festoon undifferentiated. (Throughout Ethiopian Faunal

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Central festoon forming a whitish
or brownish parma. (East and West

Hrica)'"...I.....‘...'.........'....'.‘.‘.'...£II Figmes~

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