Primer registro en Chile de Antarctophthirus microchir (Anoplura) en lobo marino común (Otaria flavescens)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Authors:E. A. Crovetto, Franjola, R., Silva, R.
Journal:Archivos de Medicina Veterinaria
Pagination:305 - 308
Date Published:2008
Keywords:parasites, southern sea lion

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Palabras clave: lobo marino común, parásito, Anoplura, Antarctophthirus

English Title: First record of Antarctophthirus microchir (Anoplura) in the southern sea lion (Otaria flavescens) in Chile


The ectoparasitic fauna associated to marine mammals is scarcely known in Chile. This report deals with a sample of Anoplura parasites collected
from adult and juvenile Otaria flavescens, the southern sea lion, at the Los Lagos Region, Chile. The Anoplura were taxonomically determined using the existent keys and they were subsequently described. This is the first record of Antarctophthirus microchir in Chile which, together with what is already known about the geographical distribution and the world evolutionary history of the Otariidae, could represent another evidence of the monophyly of the northern and southern hemisphere Otariidae groups.

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