Checklist of British Ixodida (ticks)

This checklist details the accepted scientific names, authorities, higher taxonomy, vernacular names and limited synonymy for British ticks (Order Ixodida). The list is primarily based upon Martyn, K.P. (1988) Provisional Atlas of the Ticks (Ixodoidea) of

This is a copy of Martyn (1988), updated to include generic and subgeneric names (data obtained from the BRC and Fauna Europaea; The species listing was comprehensive as of July 2005.

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Biological Records Centre
Last updated:
01 August 2005 
are different scientific names that pertain to the same taxon, for example two names for the same species. One basic principle of zoological nomenclature is that the earliest correctly published and available name (the senior synonym) takes precedence and must be used for the taxon, if no other restrictions interfere.
Common name:
A common name of an organism (also known as a vernacular name, colloquial name, trivial name, trivial epithet, country name, or farmer's name) is a name in general use within a community; it is often contrasted with a scientific name.
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