Ixodes scapularis - Deer Tick
Where do I belong?
Ixodes, meaning hard bodied
Scapularis, meaning scapula or shoulder
Domain Eukarya (Organisms in this Domain are Eukaryotes. Eukaryotes contain cells with a nuclear organelle.)
Kingdom Anamalia (This Kingdom contains multicellular organisms that are heterotrophs, moblie and lack cell walls.)
Phylum Arthropoda (This phylum refers to organisms with a chintinous exoskeleton, segmented bodies, and jointed appendages.
Subphylum Chelicerata (Organisms in this subphylum have two body segments, the cephalothorax and the abdomen, four pairs of legs, one pair of pedipalps, and one pair of chelicera.
Class Arachnida (Arachnids are the only chelicerids that live in a terrestrial environment.)
Subclass Acari (This subclass refers to Ticks and MItes)
Order Ixodida (This order refers to Ticks)
Family Ixodidae (This refers to the family of hard-bodied ticks)
Species Ixodes scapularis (The Deer Tick!)