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Ixodes pacificus (California black-legged tick; Western blacklegged tick)

Synonyms: Ixodes pacificus ixodes

Wikipedia Abstract

Ixodes pacificus, the Western black-legged tick, is a species of Ixodes, a parasitic tick found on the western coast of North America. It is the principal vector of Lyme Disease in that region.
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Parasite of 
Mustela frenata (Long-tailed Weasel)[1]
Odocoileus hemionus (mule deer)[2]
Ovis canadensis (bighorn sheep)[2]
Puma concolor (Cougar)[2]
Scapanus orarius (Coast Mole)[3]
Sciurus griseus (western gray squirrel)[4]
Urocyon littoralis (Island Fox)[2]


United States, Mexico;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Mustela frenata, Steven R. Sheffield and Howard H. Thomas, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 570, pp. 1-9 (1997)
2Nunn, 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.
3Scapanus orarius, Gregory D. Hartman and Terry L. Yates, Mammalian Species No. 253, pp. 1-5 (1985)
4Sciurus griseus, Leslie N. Carraway and B. J. Verts, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 474, pp. 1-7 (1994)
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