Ticks have previously been reported from the black bear, Ursus americanus Pallas, from California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Wisconsin and Nova Scotia [Taylor 1951, The distribution of ticks in Florida, M.S. Thesis, Univ. Florida, Gainesville; Rogers 1953, A study of the ixodid ticks of northern Florida, including the biology and life history of Ixodes scapularis Say (Ixodidae: Acarina), Ph.D. Diss., Univ. Maryland, College Park; King et al. 1960, New York Fish and Game J. 7: 99 - 111; Dodds et al. 1969, Can. J. Zool. 47:171 - 181; Jonkel and Cowan 1971, Wildl. Monogr. 27:1 - 57; Rogers 1975, J. Wildl. Dis. 11:189 - 192; Rogers and Rogers 1976, Intl. Conf. on Bear Res. and Management 3: 411 - 430; Crum 1977, Some parasites of black bears (Ursus americanus) in the southeastern United States, M.S. Thesis, Univ. Georgia, Athens; Manville 1978, J. Wildl. Dis....

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