Carios capensis

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Taxonavigation: Argasoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Subclassis: Acari
Superordo: Parasitiformes
Subordo: Ixodida
Superfamilia: Argasoidea

Familia: Argasidae
Subfamilia: Ornithodorinae
Genus: Carios
Species: Carios capensis



Carios capensis Neumann, 1901

  • Authority for current placement:
    • undisputed by all subsequent authorities
  • Original genus: Ornithodoros
  • Original status: valid var of Ornithodoros talaje
  • Primary type: syntypes or unique holotype
    • Fixation: automatic
    • Description:
    • Repository: ?
  • Type locality: 'colonie du Cap'


  • Ornithodoros capensis Neumann, 1901



Primary references


Additional references

  • Dumbleton, L.J. 1958: The occurrence of an argasid tick in New Zealand. New Zealand journal of science, 1: 570–578.
  • Heath, A.C.G. 2006: Observations on Ixodes eudyptidis Maskell (Acari: Ixodidae), Ornithodoros capensis Neumann (Acari: Argasidae), and other tick parasites of sea birds in New Zealand. Systematic and applied acarology, 11 (2): 131–140.
  • Heath, A.C.G.; Palma, R.L.; Cane, R.P.; Hardwick, S. 2011: Checklist of New Zealand ticks (Acari: Ixodidae, Argasidae). Zootaxa, 2995: 55–63. Preview