Data for "Integrative Taxonomy and Species Delimitation of Rhipicephalus turanicus (Acari: Ixodida: Ixodidae)".

Published: 30 April 2021| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/zjmtx7ghx4.2
Deon Bakkes


This work tests the species boundary between Afrotropical and Palearctic R. turanicus ticks. We show that molecular divergence and morphological differences are distinct and warrant separate species status. The dataset includes 1) alignments for 12S and 16S rDNA as well as the concatenated molecular dataset with MrBayes script, and 2) morphometric landmark data for male adanal plates and female spiracles as well as the photographs of these features.



Life Sciences, Taxonomy, Ribosomal DNA, Speciation, Tick (Organism), Morphometrics