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Ornithodoros savignyi
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Ixodida
Family: Argasidae
Genus: Ornithodoros
C. L. Koch, 1837
Type species
Ornithodoros savignyi
Audouin, 1827

Ornithodoros is a genus in the soft-bodied tick family, Argasidae. The Linnean name derives from ornithos (Greek: ὄρνιθος) and doros (Greek: Δωρόν), meaning "bird" and "gift", respectively. It contains these species:[1]

Formerly placed here

Carios erraticus was previously placed here as Ornithodoros erraticus but is now in the genus Carios.


The opening between the midgut and hindgut has been lost, making the ticks unable to pass digestive waste products out of their bodies.[11]


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  2. ^ Muñoz-Leal, Sebastián; Venzal, José M.; González-Acuña, Daniel; Nava, Santiago; Lopes, Marcos G.; Martins, Thiago F.; Figueroa, Cecilia; Fernández, Nicolás; Labruna, Marcelo B. (2016). "A new species of Ornithodoros (Acari: Argasidae) from desert areas of northern Chile". Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. 7 (5): 901–910. doi:10.1016/j.ttbdis.2016.04.008. PMID 27132517.
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  4. ^ Barros-Battesti, Darci Moraes; Landulfo, Gabriel Alves; Luz, Hermes Ribeiro; Marcili, Arlei; Onofrio, Valeria Castilho; Famadas, Kátia Maria (2015). "Ornithodoros faccinii n. sp. (Acari: Ixodida: Argasidae) parasitizing the frog Thoropa miliaris (Amphibia: Anura: Cycloramphidae) in Brazil". Parasites & Vectors. 8 (268): 268. doi:10.1186/s13071-015-0877-3. PMC 4489115. PMID 25963542. open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ a b Venzal, José M.; González-Acuña, Daniel; Muñoz-Leal, Sebastián; Mangold, Atilio J.; Nava, Santiago (2015). "Two new species of Ornithodoros (Ixodida; Argasidae) from the Southern Cone of South America". Experimental and Applied Acarology. 66 (1): 127–139. doi:10.1007/s10493-015-9883-6. PMID 25702203.
  6. ^ Larrousse, F. (1923). "Présence au Kef (Tunisie) d'une nouvelle espèce du genre Ornithodoros : O. normandi n. sp". Annales de Parasitologie Humaine et Comparée. 1 (2): 170–177. doi:10.1051/parasite/1923012170. open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ Venzal, JM; Nava, S; Mangold, AJ; Mastropaolo, M; Casás, G; Guglielmone, AA (2012). "Ornithodoros quilinensis sp. nov. (Acari, Argasidae), a new tick species from the Chacoan region in Argentina". Acta Parasitologica. 57 (3): 329–336. doi:10.2478/s11686-012-0034-5. PMID 22875683.
  8. ^ Labruna, Marcelo B.; Nava, Santiago; Marcili, Arlei; Barbieri, Amalia R. M.; Nunes, Pablo H.; Horta, Mauricio C.; Venzal, José M. (2016). "A new argasid tick species (Acari: Argasidae) associated with the rock cavy, Kerodon rupestris Wied-Neuwied (Rodentia: Caviidae), in a semiarid region of Brazil". Parasites & Vectors. 9 (511): 511. doi:10.1186/s13071-016-1796-7. PMC 5031252. PMID 27655282. open access publication – free to read
  9. ^ Muñoz-Leal, Sebastián; Toledo, Luís Felipe; Venzal, José M.; Marcili, Arlei; Martins, Thiago F.; Acosta, Igor C.L.; Pinter, Adriano; Labruna, Marcelo B. (2017). "Description of a new soft tick species (Acari: Argasidae: Ornithodoros) associated with stream-breeding frogs (Anura: Cycloramphidae: Cycloramphus) in Brazil". Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. 8 (5): 682–692. doi:10.1016/j.ttbdis.2017.04.015. PMID 28506539.
  10. ^ Baltazard, M.; Pournaki, R.; Bahmanyar, M.; Chamsa, M. (1955). "Ornithodorus tartakovskyi Olenev 1931 et Borrelia (Spirochaeta) latychevii Sofiev 1941". Annales de Parasitologie Humaine et Comparée. 30 (3): 225–242. doi:10.1051/parasite/1955303225. open access publication – free to read
  11. ^ Roberts, Larry S.; Janovy, Jr., John (2009). Foundations of Parasitology (8th ed.). McGraw-Hill. p. 647. ISBN 9780073028279.

External links

  • Data related to Ornithodoros at Wikispecies
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