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Medical Term:

Ornithodoros coriaceus


a tick species common in the mountainous coastal areas of California; adults readily attack deer, cattle, and humans, and have an irritating, painful, sometimes toxic bite. Transmits epizootic bovine abortion to cattle.

Synonym(s): pajaroello

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