Myrsidea Waterston (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from wrens (Passeriformes: Troglodytidae), with descriptions of three new species

Roger D. Price, Kevin P. Johnson, Robert C. Dalgleish

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Abstract

Three new species of Myrsidea parasitic on members of the avian family Troglodytidae are described herein. They and their type hosts are M. whitemani ex the Rufous-naped Wren, Campylorhynchus rufinucha (Lesson, 1838), M. bessae ex the Riverside Wren, Thryothorus semibadius Salvin, 1870, and M. vincesmithi ex the Rufous-breasted Wren, Thryothorus rutilus Vieillot, 1819. Myrsidea troglodyti (Denny, 1842) is redescribed and a lectotype designated. Results of sequencing a portion of the mitochondrial COI gene for one of these species and several other species of Myrsidea are given to compare genetic divergence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalZootaxa
Issue number1740
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2 2008

Keywords

  • Chewing lice
  • Mitochondrial COI
  • Sequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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