Latagophthirus rauschi, new genus and new species (Anoplura: Echinophthiriidae) from the river otter (Carnivora: Mustelidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1974
Authors:K. Chung Kim, Emerson K. C.
Journal:Journal of Medical Entomology
Pagination:442 - 446
Date Published:1974
Keywords:mtax, PHP

This paper presents the descriptions of a new genus and new species, Latagophthirus rauschi, collected from the river otter, Lutra canadensis pacifica Rhoads, in Coos county, Oregon. The family Echinophthiriidae is redefined, and a key to the genera is provided. The evolutionary significance of Latagophthirus is also discussed.

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