Haemaphysalis kopetdaghica (Kerbabaev, 1962)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Haemaphysalis warburtoni kopet-daghicus Kerbabaev, 1962 (original combination)


Conservation Status

Rediscovered according to (Orkun & Vatansever, 2021), however the species has been periodically reported so some doubt as to its status as rediscovered must remain until such time as a disappearance phase has been established prior to rediscovery.



Iran, Tajikistan, Turkey & Turkmenistan


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Kerbabaev, E.B. (1962). Haemaphysalis warburtoni from Turkmenistan as a New Form of Ticks. Izv. Akad. Nauk TSSR, Ser. Biol. Nauk, No. 1: 77-80.


Other references:

Berdyev, A. (1984). On new findings of the ticks Haemaphysalis kopetdaghica (Ixodidae). Parazitologiya 18, 310–311 (in Russian). 

Hoogstraal, H. (1965). Haemaphysalis tibetensis sp. n., and its significance in elucidating phylogenetic patterns in the genus (Ixodoidea, Ixodidae). J. Parasitol. 51: 452-459.Hoogstraal, H., 1966. Haemaphysalis (Allophysalis) pospelovashtromae sp. n. from USSR and redescription of the type material of H. (A.) warburtoni Nuttall from China (Ixodoidea, Ixodidae). J. Parasitol. 52: 787-800.

Hoogstraal, H. (1971). Haemaphysalis (Allophysalis) warburtoni Nuttall: description of immature stages, adult structural variation, and hosts and ecology in Nepal, with a redefinition of the subgenus Allophysalis Hoogstraal (Ixodoidea: Ixodidae). J. Parasitol. 57: 1083-1095.

Hoogstraal, H. and Wassef, H. Y., (1979). Haemaphysalis (Allophysalis) kopetdaghica: identity and discovery of each feeding stage on the wild goat in northern Iran (Ixodoidea: Ixodidae). J. Parasitol. 65: 783-790.

Kolonin, G. V. (2007). The first record of Haemaphysalis kopetdaghica and the second record of Hyalomma kumari (Acari, Ixodidae) in Tajikistan. Entomological Review 87: 1328. [Abstract]

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]


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