Otobius megnini

Otobius megnini (Dugès, 1844) Banks, 1912 (Figures 5-02 through 5-04) ETYMOLOGY:Oto = ear and bius = way of life; along with megnini for Dr. Megnin. SYNONYMS:Argasmegnini Dugès, 1884; Rhyncopriumspinosum, Marx; Ornithodoros megnini (Dugès, 1844) Neumann, 1911. HISTORY:Otobiusmegnini was originally described … Continue reading

Ornithodoros talaje

Ornithodorostalaje (Guèrin-Méneville, 1849) Neumann, 1911 (Figure 5-1) ETYMOLOGY: Ornitho = bird and doros = leather bag; along with talaje for SYNONYMS:Argastalaje Guèrin-Méneville, 1849; Alectorobiustalaje (Guèrin-Méneville, 1849) Pocock, 1907. HISTORY:Ornithodorus talaje was originally described by Guèrin-Méneville in 1849 for ticks collected … Continue reading