Two new subgenera of chewing lice (Phthiraptera: Trichodectidae) from pocket gophers (Rodentia: Geomyidae), with a key to all included taxa

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1994
Authors:R. A. Hellenthal, Price R. D.
Journal:Journal of Medical Entomology
Date Published:1994
Type of Article:Proof copy of article
Keywords:complex, geomydoecus, mtax, PHP, thomomydoecus, trichodectidae

Proof copy: The new subgenera Thaelerius and Jamespattonius are described, respectively, for the eight species of Geomydoecus in the thomomyus complex of lice and the four species of Thomomydoecus in the wardi complex. Except for T. byersi Hellenthal & Price from Thomomys bottae (Eydoux & Gervais), these lice are restricted to the Thomomys talpoides (Richardson) complex of pocket gophers and are the only lice found on these hosts. A key is given for the identification of the currently recognized 122 taxa of pocket gopher lice.

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