A review of the Felicola felis complex (Mallophaga: Trichodectidae) found on new world cats (Carnivora: Felidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1983
Authors:K. C. Emerson, Price R. D.
Journal:Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Pagination:1 - 9
Date Published:1983
Keywords:mtax, PHP

Felicola felis (Werneck), found on Felis pardalis, and F. spenceri Hopkins, found on Feliss canadensis, are redescribed and illustrated. Five new species of Felicola are described and illustrated: F. americanus on Felis rufa, F. braziliensis on Felis colocola, F. neofelis on Felis geoffroyi, F. sudamericanus on Felis tigrina, and F. similis onFelis yagouaroundi. A key is provided for identificiation of the seven new species.

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