Geomydoecus (Mallophaga, Trichodectidae) from the central american pocket gophers of the subgenus Orthogeomys (Rodentia, Geomyidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1988
Authors:R. D. Price, Hellenthal R. A.
Journal:Journal of Medical Entomology
Pagination:331 - 335
Date Published:1988
Keywords:geomydoecus, Insecta, Mallophaga, mtax, Orthogeomys, PHP

Four species of Geomydoecus from pocket gopher subspecies of the species Orthogeomys (Orthogeomys) grandis (Thomas) are described and illustrated: G. ionesi Price and Emerson (type host: O. g. felipensis Nelson and Goldman), G. alleni Price and Emerson (type host: O. g. alleni Nelson and Goldman), G. chiapensis Price and Emerson (type host:O. g. grandis), and the new species G. pygucunthi (type host: O. g. pygucanthus Dickey). A key is provided for the identification of these four species.

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