Ixodes hoogstraali

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Ixodes hoogstraali
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Ixodida
Family: Ixodidae
Genus: Ixodes
Species: I. hoogstraali
Binomial name
Ixodes hoogstraali
Arthur, 1955

Ixodes hoogstraali is a species of tick endemic to the higher mountains of southwestern Arabia.[1] The type specimens were collected at 7,400 feet (2,300 m) elevation near Ma'bar, Yemen, on king jirds (Meriones rex buryi Thomas), trapped beside a well in dry fields on a rocky plateau.[2] The species was named in honor of Harry Hoogstraal, who provided the type specimens;[1] the species is closely related to Ixodes ugandanus Neumann, 1906.[2]


  1. ^ a b Don R. Arthur (1955). "Ixodes hoogstraali, a new species of tick from Yemen". Parasitology. 45 (1–2): 128–130. doi:10.1017/S0031182000027505. PMID 14370838. In January 1954 I received from Dr Harry Hoogstraal of the United States Naval Medical Research Unit no. 3, Cairo, Egypt, a collection of ticks for investigation. In the monograph of Nuttall, Warburton, Cooper & Robinson (1911) these specimens were run down to Ixodes ugandanus Neumann, but in view of the constant differences between them I recognize the present material as a new species. I assign the name hoogstraali to them in consideration of Harry Hoogstraal's kindness and generosity in supplying me with tick material. 
  2. ^ a b Don R. Arthur (1965). Ticks of the genus Ixodes in Africa. London: Athlone Press. pp. 49–51.