A new species of Genus Menacanthus Neumann, 1912 (Phthiraptera: Amblycera: Menoponidae) on Gallus gallus L. from Sindh, Pakistan.

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.

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