Family Argasidae Koch 1844 (soft tick)

Arachnida - Parasitiformes - Argasidae

Parent taxon: Ixodoidea according to J. A. Dunlop et al. 2013

See also Klompen and Grimaldi 2001

Sister taxon: Ixodidae

Subtaxa: Carios Ornithodoros

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: New Jersey)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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