Argas keiransi

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Argas keiransi
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Ixodida
Family: Argasidae
Genus: Argas
A. keiransi
Binomial name
Argas keiransi
Estrada-Peña, Venzal & González-Acuña, 2003

Argas keiransi is a species of argasid tick in the subgenus Persicargus that parasitizes the chimango, a falconid bird of prey found in the Sub-Antarctic biogeographical region; the type species was collected in Chillán, Chile.[1] The species name honors the scientific contributions of James E. Keirans. A. keiransi is similar to, but morphologically distinct from, Argas giganteus Kohls & Clifford, 1968.


  1. ^ Estrada-Peña, A; Venzal, JM; González-Acuña, D; Guglielmone, AA (Nov 2003). "Argas (Persicargas) keiransi n. sp. (Acari: Argasidae), a parasite of the Chimango, Milvago c. chimango (Aves: Falconiformes) in Chile". J Med Entomol. 40 (6): 766–9. doi:10.1603/0022-2585-40.6.766. PMID 14765651.