Four new species of Myrsidea (Phthiraptera: Amblycera: Menoponidae) from Chinese babblers (Passeriformes: Leiothrichidae, Paradoxornithidae, Timaliidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2020
Authors:L. Lei, Chu, X., Dik, B., Zou, F., WANG, H., Gustafsson, D. R.
Pagination:103 - 128
Date Published:11-2020
Keywords:babblers, China, Leiothrichidae, Myrsidea attenuata n. sp., Myrsidea liopari n. sp., Myrsidea suthorae n. sp., Myrsidea zhangae n. sp., new species, Paradoxornithidae, Timaliidae

Four new species of amblyceran chewing lice of the genus Myrsidea Waterston, 1915 are described from hosts of the babbler families Leiothrichidae, Paradoxornithidae and Timaliidae in China. They are: Myrsidea attenuata n. sp. from Garrulax maesi maesi (Oustalet, 1890), Myrsidea zhangae n. sp. from Ianthocincla berthemyi (Oustalet, 1876), Myrsidea liopari n. sp. from Lioparus chrysotis amoenus (Mayr, 1941) and L. chrysotis swinhoii (Verreaux, 1871), and Myrsidea suthorae n. sp. from Suthora verreauxi verreauxi Sharpe, 1883. A checklist of host-louse associations for identified and unidentified Myrsidea species known from babblers is provided.

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