Data on the chewing louse fauna (Phthiraptera: Amblycera, Ischnocera) from some wild and domestic birds of Romania

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors:C. Adam, Chisamera, G., Daróczi, S. J., Sàndor, A. D., Gogu-Bogdan, M.
Journal:Travaux du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle "Grigore Antipa"
Pagination:177 - 232
Date Published:2009

We present the results of the studies on the chewing lice from 80 birds belonging to 33 species (only two domestic, the others being wild) of Romania, collected mostly during the last three years (2006-2008). From the 55 chewing louse species identified in the studied material, four of them are new reports for the parasitological fauna of Romania, namely: Goniodes tetraonis, Brueelia kratochvili, B. tenuis and Penenirmus speciosus. Also, the following six new chewing louse species – bird species associations are reported for the first time all over the world: Austromenopon transversum on Larus michahellis; Colpocephalum nanum on Buteo rufinus; Menacanthus eurysternus on Passermontanus; Laemobothrion (Laemobothrion) tinnunculi on Accipiter nisus; Sturnidoecus sp. on Fringilla montifringilla; and Philopterus sp. on Acrocephalus agricola. The presence of a chewing louse species on A. agricola is reported for the first time in the world. And not the least, it is reported, for the first time, the presence of six chewing louse species – bird species associations in the Romanian parasitological fauna.

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