Argas walkerae Kaiser & Hoogstraal, 1969, as its common name "fowl tampan" reflects, is a soft-bodied argasid tick primarily parasitizing chickens and other domestic fowl. In South Africa its natural range spans the eastern region of Eastern Cape Province from the warmer coastal regions on the Indian Ocean in the south to the cooler mountainous Drakensberg range in the northeast of the Province, with local distribution more strongly associated with the presence of fowls and wooden fowl houses, than climate alone.
- Nyangiwe N., Gummow B., Horak I. G. 2008. The prevalence and distribution of Argas walkerae (Acari: Argasidae) in the eastern region of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Onderstepoort J Vet Res 2008 Mar; 75(1): 83-86; abstract accessible at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18575068.
- Makram N. Kaiser & Harry Hoogstraal. 1969. The subgenus Persicargas (Ixodoidea, Argasidae, Argas). 7. A. (P.) walkerae, new species, a parasite of domestic fowl in southern Africa. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 62: 885-890.
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