family Argasidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Argasidae - soft ticks
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Acarina, order Acarina - mites and ticks
argasid, soft tick - tick lacking a dorsal shield and having mouth parts on the under side of the head
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Although less familiar than the hard ticks, soft ticks (family Argasidae) also have been known to transmit microbial pathogens that can cause serious illnesses in humans and animals, e.g.
TBRF is transmitted from the bite of an infected soft body tick (family Argasidae) of the genus Ornithodoros.
The spinose ear tick, Otobius megnini, is a soft-bodied tick belonging to the family Argasidae. Their distribution is in the Nearctic and they are most prevalent in arid to semiarid regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico (Bishopp and Trembley, 1945; Keirans and Pound, 2003).