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Dermacentor albipictus (Elk tick; Moose Tick; White fern winter tick; Winter tick)

Synonyms: Cynorhaestes albipictus; Dermacentor albipictus kamtschadalus; Dermacentor erraticus albipictus; Dermacentor kamtschadalus; Dermacentor nigrolineatus; Dermacentor salmoni; Dermacentor variegatus; Dermacentor varius; Ixodes albipictus; Ixodes oregonensis
Language: French

Wikipedia Abstract

Dermacentor albipictus, the winter tick, is a species of hard tick that is an external parasite of moose (Alces alces) in North America. Heavy infestations of tens of thousands of ticks have been seen on single moose, and can lead to the death of the animal. There is evidence that the winter tick may be responsible for a steep decline in the Eastern moose population throughout the southern half of their range.
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Parasite of 
Alces alces (moose)[1]
Antilope cervicapra (blackbuck)[1]
Axis axis (chital)[1]
Bison bison (American bison)[1]
Cervus elaphus (wapiti or elk)[1]
Cervus nippon (Sika deer)[1]
Dama dama (fallow deer)[1]
Odocoileus hemionus (mule deer)[1]
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer)[1]
Ovis canadensis (bighorn sheep)[1]
Rangifer tarandus (caribou)[1]


United States, Guatemala, Mexico;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
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