Ixodoidea | definition of Ixodoidea by Medical dictionary
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a superfamily of arthropods (suborder Ixodides), comprising both the hard and soft ticks.
Superfamily of the order Acarina that includes the families Ixodidae and Argasidae.
[G. ixōdēs, sticky]
A superfamily of Acarina, the ticks, in which the adults have a thick cuticle.
References in periodicals archive
The Hyalomma Ticks (Ixodoidea
, Ixodidae) of Afghanistan.
The ticks of Venezuela (Acarina: Ixodoidea
) with a key to the species of Amblyomma in the western hemisphere.
Erzurum Ilinde Uc Kirmizi Tilkide (Vulpes vulpes) Kene (Ixodoidea
) ve Pire (Siphonaptera) Turleri.
The Hyalomma ticks (Ixodoidea
, Ixodidae) of Pakistan, India, and Ceylon, with keys to subgenera and species.
The subgenus Persicargas (Ixodoidea
, Argasidae, Argas).
Ticks are then singled out under the superfamily Ixodoidea
and then divided into two distinct subfamilies, Argasidae (soft ticks) and Ixodidae (hard ticks).