Ixodes uriae White, 1852,

Heath, Allen C. G., Palma, Ricardo L., Cane, Rachel P. & Hardwick, Scott, 2011, Checklist of New Zealand ticks (Acari: Ixodidae, Argasidae), Zootaxa 2995, pp. 55-63: 60-61

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.203775

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Ixodes uriae White, 1852


Ixodes uriae White, 1852 


Seabirds: Anas nesiotis  , Aptenodytes patagonicus  , Eudyptes filholi  , Eudyptes pachyrhynchus  , Eudyptes robustus  , Eudyptes sclateri  , Eudyptes schlegeli  , Megadyptes antipodes  , Eudyptula minor  , Diomedea exulans  , Diomedea antipodensis antipodensis  , Diomedea antipodensis gibsoni  , Diomedea epomophora  , Diomedea sanfordi  , Thalassarche chrysostoma  , Thalassarche melanophris  , Thalassarche impavida  , Thalassarche bulleri bulleri  , Thalassarche cauta cauta  , Thalassarche cauta steadi  , Thalassarche salvini  , Phoebetria palpebrata  , Macronectes giganteus  , Macronectes halli  , Pterodroma lessonii  , Pachyptila desolata  , Pachyptila turtur  , Procellaria cinerea  , Puffinus griseus  , Puffinus huttoni  , Morus serrator  , Leucocarbo colensoi  , Leucocarbo campbelli  , Leucocarbo chalconotus  , Leucocarbo purpurascens  , Stictocarbo punctatus punctatus  , Catharacta antarctica lonnbergi  . Distribution

World: Circumpolar, widely distributed throughout the northern and southern hemispheres in high latitudes, including the Arctic and the sub-Antarctic.

New Zealand: Snares, Antipodes  , Auckland, Campbell and Macquarie Islands, Taiaroa Head (Otago Peninsula) and possibly Stewart Island, are localities that represent breeding populations of the tick, whereas records from Dargaville, Whangarei, Peka Peka, Waikanae, Lower Hutt, Palliser Bay, Wellington, near Haast, and Southland are from birds that are likely to be outside their breeding range.

References: White (1852); Dumbleton (1953, 1961, 1963); Roberts (1970); Heath (1977, 2010a); Lee & Baust (1987); Bishop & Heath (1998); Galloway (2005); Larsson et al. (2007); Heath & Cane (2010); Gordon (2010). Note: Information for this species has not yet been entered into the Cane (2011) website.

Some records of I. uriae  from Stictocarbo punctatus punctatus ( Dumbleton 1961)  may actually refer to Ixodes jacksoni  (A.C.G. Heath and S. Hardwick unpublished data).

Species Distribution

Ixodes uriae Bipolar  ; 40 ºN to 70 ºN and 40 ºS to 64 ºS; circumpolar at those latitudes. Carios capensis Widespread  on islands of South Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans and occasion-

ally on the mainland between 40 ºN and 45 ºS Haemaphysalis longicornis  Western Pacific from 50 ºN to 42 ºS

Ixodes amersoni  Pacific: Phoenix I; Enderbury I, Phoenix Islands group; Curtis I., Kermadec Is Ixodes eudyptidis  New Zealand and southern Australia

Ixodes auritulus zealandicus  New Zealand subregion and sub-Antarctic Ixodes kerguelenensis  New Zealand subregion and sub-Antarctic Amblyomma sphenodonti  New Zealand

Ixodes anatis  New Zealand

Ixodes jacksoni  New Zealand














Ixodes uriae White, 1852

Heath, Allen C. G., Palma, Ricardo L., Cane, Rachel P. & Hardwick, Scott 2011

Stictocarbo punctatus punctatus (

Dumbleton 1961