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Genus Dermacentor

Deer tick - Dermacentor variabilis Ixodidae - Dermacentor andersoni - male Tick - Dermacentor Tick - Dermacentor variabilis - female Tick - Dermacentor occidentalis tick - Dermacentor occidentalis - male Tick - Dermacentor Rocky Mountain Wood Tick - male - Dermacentor andersoni - male
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
Greek derma- "skin" + kentor- "that which stings, pricks or stabs"
Gender: Masculine