Three new species of chewing lice (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) from Australian parrots (Psittaciformes: Psittacidae)

Roger D. Price, Kevin Paul Johnson

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Abstract

Three new Australian philopterid chewing louse species from parrots are described and illustrated. They and their type hosts are Neopsittaconirmus vincesmithi from Bourke's parrot, Neopsephotus bourkii (Gould), from Western Australia and Neopsittaconirmus bushae and Echinophilopterus claytoni, both from the Bluebonnet, Northiella haematogaster (Gould), from New South Wales. A portion of the mitochondrial COI gene was sequenced for these species and other parrot lice to evaluate their genetic distinctiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-521
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Volume109
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007

Keywords

  • Australia
  • Chewing lice
  • Echinophilopterus
  • Neopsittaconirmus
  • Parrots
  • Philopteridae
  • Phthiraptera

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science

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