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Author Horak, Ivan G., author.

Title The ixodid ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) of Southern Africa / Ivan G. Horak [and six others].

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]


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Physical description 1 online resource
Series Springer Biomedical and Life Sciences eBooks 2018 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. History -- 2.1 South Africa -- 2.2 Namibia -- 2.3 Botswana -- 2.4 Swaziland -- 2.5 Lesotho -- 2.6 Maputo Province -- Chapter 3. Sources of Information and Methods -- 3.1 Southern Africa: Countries, Topography, Climate and Biomes -- 3.1.1 Countries -- 3.1.2 Topography -- 3.1.3 Temperature and rainfall -- 3.1.4 Biomes -- 3.2 Nomenclature -- 3.2.1 Ticks -- 3.2.2 Hosts -- 3.3 Descriptions -- 3.3.1 Taxonomy -- 3.3.2 Size -- 3.3.3 Male to female ratio -- 3.4 Distribution -- 3.4.1 South African Tick Survey -- 3.4.2 Other surveys -- 3.4.3 Regional distribution -- 3.5 Tick Collection -- 3.5.1 Tick collection from live animals -- 3.5.2 Tick collection from dead animals -- 3.5.3 Vegetation -- 3.6 Tick/Host and Host/Tick Lists -- 3.7 Host Specificity 3.8 Seasonal Abundance -- 3.9 Life Cycles -- 3.10 Tick-Borne Diseases -- 3.11 References -- Chapter 4. The Genus Amblyomma -- Chapter 5. The Genus Haemaphysalis -- Chapter 6. The Genus Hyalomma -- Chapter 7. The Genus Ixodes -- Chapter 8. The Genus Rhipicephalus -- Chapter 9. Ticks belonging to other Genera -- Chapter 10. Hosts and Host and Vegetation Tick Lists Hosts Domestic animals Humans Wildlife Host/Tick Lists South Africa Namibia Botswana Swaziland Lesotho Maputo Province -- Chapter 11. Tick-Borne Diseases Animals Humans.
Summary This is a comprehensive work summarizing the current state of knowledge of the biology of the hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) of Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and Maputo Province, Mozambique). It provides an overview of the history of tick research in Southern Africa and the evolution of our knowledge of the ticks' distribution and biology, as well as the methods used to determine tick distribution, abundance and host preference. The morphologies of most of the tick species known to occur in Southern Africa are described and illustrated, and their distributions are described and mapped in relation to the biomes of the region. The known hosts for each tick species are listed, and the tick's host preferences are discussed. Information on most species life cycle in the laboratory and the field, and their seasonal occurrence, is summarized. The diseases of animals and humans transmitted or caused by each tick species are summarized in relation to tick ecology. Aspects of the biology of the major hosts relevant to tick infestations are described, and extensive tick/host and host/tick lists are provided for each country.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Rhipicephalus -- Africa, Southern.
Electronic books.
Electronic book.
ISBN 9783319706429 (electronic bk.)
331970642X (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-70642-9