Ixodida (order)

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Scope note
Members of an order containing 3 families, 18 genera, and close to 900 species or arachnids that are external parasites (ectoparasites) that take nourishment from the blood of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Ticks are important parasites of large wild and domestic animals and are also significant as carriers of serious diseases.
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024