Ixodes kopsteini (Oudemans, 1926)

Petney, Trevor N., Boulanger, Nathalie, Saijuntha, Weerachai, Chitimia-Dobler, Lidia, Pfeffer, Martin, Eamudomkarn, Chatanun, An, 2019, Ticks (Argasidae, Ixodidae) and tick-borne diseases of continental Southeast Asia, Zootaxa 4558 (1), pp. 1-89: 31

publication ID

10.11646/zootaxa.4558.1.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DD87C4-FFC6-FFE9-1EFC-DB6BFA3CF8B0

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Plazi

scientific name

Ixodes kopsteini (Oudemans, 1926)
status

 

Ixodes kopsteini (Oudemans, 1926) 

Ixodes kopsteini  is a widely distributed species that was originally described from the Moluccan Islands by Oudemans (1925, 1927). In 1961, Ixodes paradoxus  , which is a junior synonym of I. kopsteini  , was described from Malaysia and the Congo in Africa ( Kohls and Clifford 1961, 1968), while later records include the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia and New Guinea ( Kohls and Clifford 1968; Robbins et al. 2004), as well as the Pacific Islands and Australia ( Roberts 1970; Hoogstraal 1982). This is a parasite of bats, including the families Pteropodidae  , Molossidae and Vespertilionidae  , and its habitat is restricted to bat caves (Hoogstraal 1982). Ixodes kopsteini  is the only species of tick in which the eggs hatch to larvae inside the body of the dead female ( Anastos et al. 1973).

The female is illustrated in Kohls and Clifford (1961, as I. paradoxus  ), the male in Kohls and Clifford (1968).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Aves (awaiting allocation)

Family

Aves (awaiting allocation)

Genus

Ixodes

Loc

Ixodes kopsteini (Oudemans, 1926)

Petney, Trevor N., Boulanger, Nathalie, Saijuntha, Weerachai, Chitimia-Dobler, Lidia, Pfeffer, Martin, Eamudomkarn, Chatanun, An 2019

2019
Loc

Ixodes paradoxus

Kohls & Clifford 1961

1961
Loc

I. paradoxus

Kohls & Clifford 1961

1961