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Genus Dermacentor

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Subclass Acari (Mites and Ticks)
Superorder Parasitiformes
Order Ixodida (Ticks)
Family Ixodidae (Hard Ticks)
Genus Dermacentor
Explanation of Names
Dermacentor Koch, 1844
Greek derma- "skin" + kentor- "that which stings, pricks or stabs"
Gender: Masculine
widely dist. (BG data)
Internet References
Yunker et al., 1986. Dermacentor ticks (Acari: Ixodoidea: Ixodidae) of the New World, a scanning electron microscope atlas. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Washington, 88: 609-627 [former link now broken]