ID#: 8689
This photograph depicted a dorsal view of a monitor lizard tick, Amblyomma exornatum, formerly known as Aponomma exornatum. Native to Africa, this is a reptilian tick, and as the name suggests, is mainly a parasite of monitor lizards. The four pairs of jointed legs, places these ticks in the phylum, Arthropoda, and the class, Arachnida.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Amanda Loftis, Dr. William Nicholson, Dr. Will Reeves, Dr. Chris Paddock
Creation Date: 2006
Photo Credit: James Gathany
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.