Ixodes (Afrixodes) drakensbergensis n. sp., is described from females, males, nymphs and larvae
collected on a drag at Giant's Castle Nature Reserve, Natal, Republic of South Africa; it was also
taken from an eland in the same area and from goats and a cow in the adjacent Tank Area 118. The
occurrence of I. (A.) drakensbergensis on domestic animals suggests that it may be of economic
importance in this area. Information is provided to separate the new species from other closely
related Ixodes species that occur or may occur in this region.
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