The sucking lice (Insecta, Anoplura) of the world: a taxonomic checklist with records of mammalian hosts and geographic distributions

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1994
Authors:L. A. Durden, Musser G. G.
Journal:Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History
Pagination:1 - 90
Date Published:1994
Keywords:atax, checklist

A taxonomic listing of 532 species (plus six nomina nuda) of sucking lice (Insecta, Anoplura) described through January 1993 is presented. Listings are arranged alphabetically according to family and genus. For each louse species the following information is given: 1) author, date, and literature citation for the original description; 2) synonymies, if any; 3) type host mammal species and their taxonomic affiliations; 5) type locality; 6) known geographic distribution of the louse species; 7) notes pertaining to other key taxonomic, host, or geographic data from the louse species. Two taxonomic changes are made in the checklist as follows: 1) Linognathus setosus bhatii Dutta, 1988, is elevated to species rank as Linognathus bhati, Dutta, 1988; 2) Neohaematopinus baibacinae Blagoveshtchensky, 1965, is reassigned as Linognathoides baibacinae (Blagoveshtchensky, 1965).

File attachments: 
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith