|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2016|
|Authors:||S. Naz, Rizvi S. Anser|
|Journal:||International Journal of Advanced Research in Biological Sciences|
|Pagination:||142 - 148|
|Keywords:||Karachi, new species, Pakistan|
During the examination of domestic fowls Gallus gallus L. for their chewing lice, a new species of genus Menacanthus Neumann, 1912 (Phthiraptera: Amblycera: Menoponidae) have been recovered. The present new species has been described in details and compared with other species of Menacanthus found on domestic fowl and other allied galliform birds in having differences in morphometry, chaetotaxy, body sclerotization, terminalia and male genitalia. The new species has been proposed its name as M. longiscleritus on the basis of long and peculiar genital sac sclerites.
A new species of Genus Menacanthus Neumann, 1912 (Phthiraptera: Amblycera: Menoponidae) on Gallus gallus L. from Sindh, Pakistan.