Ixodes jacksoni Hoogstraal, 1967,

Heath, Allen C. G., Palma, Ricardo L., Cane, Rachel P. & Hardwick, Scott, 2011, Checklist of New Zealand ticks (Acari: Ixodidae, Argasidae), Zootaxa 2995, pp. 55-63: 60

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.203775

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4605584

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/2D6C87CB-FFF9-2371-FF20-FF4AFCEAFCB3

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Ixodes jacksoni Hoogstraal, 1967
status

 

Ixodes jacksoni Hoogstraal, 1967 

Host(s)

Seabird: Stictocarbo punctatus punctatus  .

Distribution

World: New Zealand

New Zealand: Currently known from Aramoana (Otago Peninsula, Otago), Murray’s Mistake and Birdlings Flat (Banks Peninsula, Canterbury), Motueka (Nelson) and Lowry Bay (Wellington).

References: Hoogstraal (1967); Dumbleton (1973); Heath (1977); Bishop & Heath (1998); Gordon (2010).

Note: Information for this species has not yet been entered into the Cane (2011) website. The type material for this species cannot be found, but careful examination of ticks found recently and exclusively on Stictocarbo punctatus punctatus  , has shown that, on current evidence I. jacksoni  appears to occur only on that host. Because experience is needed to distinguish I. jacksoni  from I. uriae  , and because the only record of I. uriae  from S. p. punctatus ( Dumbleton 1961)  was from the Banks Peninsula area, we are of the opinion that some, if not all, records of I. uriae  from S. p. punctatus  (but not other cormorants) may actually refer to I. jacksoni  . Preliminary analysis of a partial sequence of the mitochondrial CO 1 gene appears to support this observation (Hardwick & Richards unpublished data). The record in Dumbleton (1961; not Dumbleton 1953 as given by Bishop & Heath 1998) for putative I. uriae  collected in 1957 from the same locality and by the same collector (although at a different date) as the I. jacksoni  material supplied to Hoogstraal (1967) reinforces our view.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Ixodida

Family

Ixodidae

Genus

Ixodes