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Ornithodoros is a genus in the soft-bodied tick family, Argasidae. The Linnean name derives from ornithos (Greek: ὄρνιθος) and doros (Greek: Δωρόν), meaning "bird" and "gift", respectively. It contains these species:[1]

Ornithodoros savignyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Ixodida
Family: Argasidae
Subfamily: Ornithodorinae
Genus: Ornithodoros
C. L. Koch, 1837
Type species
Ornithodoros savignyi
Audouin, 1827
Synonyms [1]
  • Microargas Hoogstraal & Kohls, 1966
  • Ornamentum Clifford, Kohls & Sonenshine, 1964
  • Pavlovskyella Klompen & Oliver, 1993
  • Proknekalia Keirans, Hoogstraal & Clifford, 1977
  • Reticulinasus Schulze, 1941
  • Theriodoros Pospelova-Shtrom, 1950


The opening between the midgut and hindgut has been lost, making the ticks unable to pass digestive waste products out of their bodies.[2]


  1. ^ a b Joel Hallan (March 24, 2008). "Argasidae". Catalog of the Acari. Texas A&M University. Retrieved December 18, 2009. 
  2. ^ Roberts, Larry S.; Janovy, Jr., John (2009). Foundations of Parasitology (8th ed.). McGraw-Hill. p. 647. ISBN 9780073028279. 

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