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Analysis of the reasons for differences in topical specificity among various species of tick (Acari, Ixodidae) infesting European bison

  title={Analysis of the reasons for differences in topical specificity among various species of tick (Acari, Ixodidae) infesting European bison},
  author={Joanna N. Izdebska and Krystian Cydzik},
Ixodidae are usually oligoxenic or polyxenic, hematophagous, and periodic parasitic arthropods that occur commonly throughout populations of various vertebrate species, including European bison. Little remains known about how host and topical specificity develop. Ticks are usually showing clear preferences in the choice of location at hosts. On large ungulates ticks are usually noted in the inguinal regions, laterally on the body, and neck. However, in bison, the marsh tick Dermacentor… Expand

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