Rallicola deckeri n. sp (Phthiraptera : Philopteridae) from ruddy woodcreepers Dendrocincla homochroa (Passeriformes : Furnariidae) collected in Campeche, Mexico

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2001
Authors:R. J. Adams
Journal:Journal of Parasitology
Pagination:11 - 20
Date Published:2001
Keywords:Ischnocera, mtax, PHP

A new species of Rallicola Johnston and Harrison (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae) is described from lice collected from a series of Ruddy Woodcrcepers Dendrocincla homochroa (Aves: Dendrocolaptinae) in Campeche, Mexico, Rallicola deckeri is easily recognized by the unique shape of the mesosome in the male and by the pattern of divided sternites on the female.

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