In habits and life history the typical ixodid differ greatly from the Argasid.
Theiler has determined that it is transmitted by an ixodid tick, Margaropus decoloratus.
Probably several other species of ixodid, known to infest other animals, behave in the same way.
The ixodid comprise the ticks which attach themselves to cattle, hogs, and man, and are not at all uncommon objects.
As mere parasites of man, apart from their power to transmit disease, the ixodid are much less important than the Argasid.
Numerous species of tick (ixodid) have been more or less fully described.
ixodid ix·od·id (ĭk-sŏd'ĭd, -sō'dĭd)
A member of the family Ixodidae.