Ixodes hoogstraali is a species of tick endemic to the higher mountains of southwestern Arabia. 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. The species was named in honor of Harry Hoogstraal, who provided the type specimens; the species is closely related to Ixodes ugandanus Neumann, 1906.
- 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.
- Don R. Arthur (1965). Ticks of the genus Ixodes in Africa. London: Athlone Press. pp. 49–51.
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