Dermacentor raskemensis Pomerantzev, 1946



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered according to (Orkun & Vatansever, 2021), however the species has been found as recently as 2011 in a paper not cited by them (Moghaddam et al., 2014). And was periodically reported prior to that over a huge area.



Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan & Turkey (& Armenia?)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

NB: this may not be the relevant referenced:

Pomerantzev, B. I. (1946). Ticks, Family Ixodidae. The USSR and adjoining countries. Opred. Faune SSSR Zool. Muz. Akad. Nauk, Leningrad (26), 28 pp.


Other references:

Apanaskevich, Dmitry A. (2013). First description of the nymph and larva of Dermacentor raskemensis (Acari: Ixodidae), parasites of pikas and other small mammals in Central Asia. Journal of Medical Entomology 50(5): 959-964.

Dhanda, V., Kulkarni, S. M. and Pratt, P. (1971). Dermacentor raskemensis (Ixodoidea: Ixodidae), redescription and notes on ecology. J. Parasitol. 57(6): 1324-1329.

Filippova, N. A. (1983). Redescription of Dermacentor raskemensis Pomerantzev, 1946 (Ixodidae), representative of the mountain fauna of southern regions of the USSR and adjacent territories. Parazitologiya 17: 283-292. [Abstract]

Filippova, N. A. (1997). Ixodid ticks of subfamily Amblyomminae. Fauna of Russia and neighbouring countries, Arachnoidea, vol.4. Nauka Publishing House, St. Petersburg.

Guglielmone, Alberto A., Richard G. Robbins, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Trevor N. Petney, et al. (2010). The Argasidae, Ixodidae and Nuttalliellidae (Acari: Ixodida) of the world: a list of valid species names. Zootaxa 2528(1): 1-28. [Abstract]

Guglielmone, A.A.; Robbins, R.G.; Apanaskevitch, D.A.; Petney, T.N.; Estrada-Pena, A.; Horak, I.G. (2014). The Hard Ticks of the World (Acari: Ixodida: Ixodidae) Dordrecht, Heidelberg / New York: Springer.

Hoogstraal, H. and Valdez, R. (1980). Ticks (Ixodoidea) fromwild sheep and goats in Iran and medical and veterinary implications. Fieldiana Zool. 6: 1-16.

Kolonin, G. V. (2006). The first finding of Dermacentor raskemensis (Acari, Ixodidae) in Turkmenia. Zool. Zhurnal 85: 1024.

Moghaddam, Ashkan Ghasemi et al. (2014). Survey on cattle ticks in Nur, north of Iran. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 4(3): 209-212.

Nabian, S. (2008). Identification of tick species of Dermacentor in some localities of Iran. Iran. J. Vet. Res. 63(3): 123-126. [Abstract]

Ogandzhanian, A. M. (1982). Translation of title: "On the second finding of the ixodid tick Dermacentor raskemensis in the USSR (Ixodidae)". Parazitologiia 16(2): 162-163. (in Russian; summary in English)

Orkun, Ömer and Vatansever, Zati. (2021). Rediscovery and first genetic description of some poorly known tick species: Haemaphysalis kopetdaghica Kerbabaev, 1962 and Dermacentor raskemensis Pomerantzev, 1946. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 12(4): 101726. [Abstract]

Razmi, G., Pourhosseini, M., Yaghfouri, S., Rashidi, A., Seidabadi, M. (2013). Molecular detection of Theileria spp. and Babesia spp. in sheep and ixodid ticks from the northeast of Iran. J. Parasitol. 99: 77-81.

Voltzit, O.V. and Lvov, D. K. (1986). New data on the fauna of ixodid ticks from the West Pamirs. Parazitologiya 20: 483-484.


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