Argas africolumbae

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Argas africolumbae
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Ixodida
Family: Argasidae
Genus: Argas
A. africolumbae
Binomial name
Argas africolumbae
Hoogstraal, Kaiser, Walker, Ledger, Converse & Rice, 1975

Argas africolumbae , ' is a small soft-bodied tick that is found primarily on chickens and birds including the pale crag martin.[1][2]


  1. ^ Kraiss, A; Gothe, R (1982). "The life cycle of Argas (Argas) africolumbae under constant abiotic and biotic conditions". Veterinary Parasitology. 11 (4): 365–373. doi:10.1016/0304-4017(82)90104-2.
  2. ^ Hoogstraal, Harry; Kaiser, Makram N; Walker, Jane B; Ledger, John A; Converse, James D; Rice, Robin G A (1975). "Observations on the subgenus Argas (Ixodoidea: Argasidae: Argas) 10. A. (A.) africolumbae, n. sp., a Pretoria virus-infected parasite of birds in southern and eastern Africa". Journal of Medical Entomology. 12 (2): 194–210. doi:10.1093/jmedent/12.2.194.