brown ear tick, noun phrase

The parasitic tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus of the Ixodidae, the transmitter of several diseases, including East Coast Fever; brown tick. Also attributive.
1972 Beeton & Dorner in Eng. Usage in Sn Afr. Vol.3 No.2, 48Brown tick,..Alt. brown ear tick.
1991 J.B. Walker in Onderstepoort Jrnl of Vet. Research Vol.58 No.2, 95Cattle that are heavily infested with R. appendiculatus may develop a syndrome known as brown ear tick toxicosis.
The parasitic tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus of the Ixodidae, the transmitter of several diseases, including East Coast Fever; brown tick. Also attributive.
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