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|Title||FIRST FOSSIL SOFT TICKS, ORNITHODOROS-ANTIQUUS N-SP (ACARI, ARGASIDAE) IN DOMINICAN AMBER WITH EVIDENCE OF THEIR MAMMALIAN HOST|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1995|
|Type of Article||Journal Article|
A male and female soft tick, Ornithodoros antiguus n. sp. (Acari: Argasidae) from Dominican Republic amber are described. This represents the first description of a fossil soft tick. The fossils share characters with members of the subgenera Pavlovskyella and Alectorobius but differ from extant members in a combination of characters. It is postulated that O. antiquus lived with its mammalian host (probably a rodent) in a cavity of the resin-bearing tree (Hymenaea protera: Fabaceae) some 30-40 million years ago.
|URL||<Go to ISI>://WOS:A1995QU26800016|