|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1979|
|Authors:||R. D. Price, Hellenthal R. A.|
|Journal:||Journal of Medical Entomology|
|Pagination:||265 - 274|
Geomydoecus tolucae is redescribed and illustrated; its known host range is 5 subspecies of Thomomys umbrinus from the Mexican states of Puebla, Veracruz, and Mexico. Four new species and subspecies of Geomydoecus are described from Arizona (USA) and Mexico: G. fulvi from T. bottae fulvus from Arizona; G. chihuahuae chihuahuae from 4 subspecies of T. umbrinus and T. bottae from Chihuahua and Arizona (type-host: T. u. mudrensis); G. chihuahuae emersoni from T. u. chihuahuae from Durango and southern Chihuahua; and G. pattoni from T. u. rhihuahuae from Durango. Distinctions between these taxa are shown using qualitative and quantitative characters and principal components analysis of quantitative characters. Discriminant functions for 2 or 3 characters are provided in instances where they are shown to offer enhanced differentiation over single characters. Keys are given to identify these 5 taxa.
A review of the Geomydoecus tolucae complex (Mallophaga: Trichodectidae) from Thomomys (Rodentia: Geomyidae), based on qualitative and quantitative characters
Trichodectidae (Lice), Geomydoecus (Lice), Phthiraptera (Lice), Rodentia (Mammal (Price et al)), Geomyidae (Mammal (Price et al)), Thomomys (Mammal (Price et al)), Thomomys umbrinus (Mammal (Price et al)), Rodentia (Mammal (Wilson & Reeder)), Geomyidae (Mammal (Wilson & Reeder)), Thomomys (Mammal (Wilson & Reeder)), Thomomys umbrinus (Mammal (Wilson & Reeder))