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A new subgenus, Australixodes n. subgen. (Acari: Ixodidae), for the kiwi tick, Ixodes anatis Chilton, 1904, and validation of the subgenus Coxixodes Schulze, 1941 with a phylogeny of 16 of the 22 subgenera of Ixodes Latreille, 1795 from entire mitochondrial genome sequences

Department of Parasitology; School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences; The University of Queensland; Brisbane; Qld; 4072; Australia
Department of Parasitology; School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences; The University of Queensland; Brisbane; Qld; 4072; Australia
AgResearch Ltd.; c/o Hopkirk Research Institute; Private Bag 11008; Palmerston North; 4442; New Zealand
Queensland Museum; PO Box 3300; South Brisbane; 4101; Qld; Australia
US National Tick Collection; Institute for Coastal Sciences; Georgia Southern University; Statesboro; GA; 30460; USA; Department of Biology; Georgia Southern University; Statesboro; GA; 30460; USA
Epidemiology; Parasites and Vectors; Agricultural Research Council; Onderstepoort Veterinary Research; Onderstepoort 0110; South Africa; The Department of Life and Consumer Sciences; University of South Africa; Florida 1709; South Africa.
Centre for Bioinnovation; School of Science; Technology and Engineering; University of the Sunshine Coast; Maroochydore; Qld 4556; Australia
CSIRO; Health and Biosecurity; Canberra; ACT; Australia
Department of Parasitology; School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences; The University of Queensland; Brisbane; Qld; 4072; Australia
East Coast Veterinary Clinic; 67 Quail Street; St Helens; 7216; Tas; Australia.
Department of Infectious Diseases; Hokkaido Institute of Public Health; Sapporo; Hokkaido 060–0819; Japan.
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences; The University of Queensland; Gatton; Qld; 4343; Australia.
Department of Parasitology; School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences; The University of Queensland; Brisbane; Qld; 4072; Australia
Department of Infectious Diseases; Hokkaido Institute of Public Health; Sapporo; Hokkaido 060–0819; Japan
Acari new subgenus AcariIxodidae kiwi platypus


A new subgenus, Australixodes n. subgen., is described for the kiwi tick, Ixodes anatis Chilton, 1904. The subgenus Coxixodes Schulze, 1941 is validated for the platypus tick, Ixodes (Coxixodes) ornithorhynchi Lucas, 1846, sister group of the subgenus Endopalpiger Schulze, 1935. A phylogeny from mitochondrial genomes of 16 of the 22 subgenera of Ixodes (32 spp.) indicates, for the first time, the relationships of the subgenera of Ixodes Latreille, 1795, the largest genus of ticks.



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