Cosmiomma hippotamensis female (Copyright Walker et al. 2003, 2007) (click on thumbnail for larger image).

Cosmiomma hippotamensis male (Copyright Walker et al. 2003, 2007) (click on thumbnail for larger image).

Number of species in genus

1 species (Barker & Murrell 2004)

Species list

C. hippopotamensis (Denny, 1843)

Identifying features of genus






Species occuring in New Zealand

As of June 2008 no species from this genus have recorded as being resident in New Zealand

Species previously intercepted at border

As of June 2009 no species from this genus have been intercepted at New Zealands border


General comments

Rare genera that is unlikely to be intercepted at at New Zealands borders

Useful references

Arthur DR 1960. Ticks a monograph of the Ixodoidae. Part 5 On the genera Dermacentor, Anocentor, Cosmiomma, Boophilus and MargaropusCambridge University Press, London.


Barker SC & Murrell A  2004.  Systematics and evolution of ticks with a list of valid genus and species names.  Parasitology, 129: S15-S36.


Camicas, JL, hervy JP, Adam, F & Morel PC 1998.  Les Tiques de Monde.  Nomenclature, stades decrits, hotes, repartition.  The ticks of the world.  Nomenclature, described stages, hosts, distribution (Acarida, Ixodida). France , Orstom Editions.


Horack IG, Camicas, J-L & Kierans, JE 2002. The Argasidae, Ixodidae and Nuttalliellidae (Acari: Ixodida): a world list of valid tick names.  Experimental and Applied Acarology, 28: 27-54.