Systematic relationships in the soft ticks (Acari: Ixodida: Argasidae)

  title={Systematic relationships in the soft ticks (Acari: Ixodida: Argasidae)},
  author={J. S. H. KLOMPEN and J H Oliver},
  journal={Systematic Entomology},
  • J. S. H. KLOMPENJ. Oliver
  • Published 1 October 1993
  • Biology
  • Systematic Entomology
Abstract. A phylogenetic analysis of relationships at the generic to subgeneric level is carried out for the family Argasidae. The analysis is based on a total of eighty‐three characters drawn from larval and adult body and leg morphology, Haller's organ morphology, development and behaviour. These characters are polarized by comparison with representatives of the families Ixodidae and Nuttalliellidae (both suborder Ixodida), and the suborders Holothyrida and Mesostigmata. A total of two… 

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