Ixodes cookei

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Ixodes cookei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Ixodida
Family: Ixodidae
Genus: Ixodes
Species: I. cookei
Binomial name
Ixodes cookei
Packard, 1869

Ixodes cookei is a species of tick in the genus Ixodes. It is normally a parasite of carnivorans, such as raccoons, foxes, and weasels, but has also been recorded on the groundhog (Marmota monax) and the marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris).[1] In the northeastern United States, it is a vector of Powassan virus.[2]

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  1. ^ Levine et al., 1991, p. 668; Reeves et al., 2002, p. 50
  2. ^ Reeves et al., 2002, p. 50

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