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Ornithodoros sparnus sp. n., a Parasite of Wood Rats, Neotoma spp. and Deer Mice, Peromyscus spp. in Utah and Arizona (Acarina : Argasidae)

Glen M. Kohls and Carleton M. Clifford
The Journal of Parasitology
Vol. 49, No. 5, Section 1 (Oct., 1963), pp. 857-861
DOI: 10.2307/3275937
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3275937
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Ornithodoros sparnus sp. n., a Parasite of Wood Rats, Neotoma spp. and Deer Mice, Peromyscus spp. in Utah and Arizona (Acarina : Argasidae)
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Abstract

Ornithodoros ticks associated with wood rats, Neotoma lepida lepida Thomas; N. cinerea (Ord); deer mice, Peromyscus maniculatus (Wagner); and P. crinitus (Merriam), in Utah have previously been referred to as O. hermsi Wheeler, Herms, and Meyer. These ticks and specimens from Arizona have been found to represent a separate species and the name O. sparnus sp. n. is proposed for them. Adults and immature stages are described. Although the adults and nymphs strongly resemble those of O. hermsi, the larvae are morphologically and biologically distinct.

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