Unfortunately the domain name of the old site has been lost. The domain name was managed but Bob Dalgleish and with his recent death we were unable to gain control of the site name. The simplest solution was to rename the new site. Fortunately we have captured a complete copy of the old site which can be reached at http://phthiraptera.info/oldsite.
Vince Smith's blog
see: pdf (in Spanish) Establecimiento de un nuevo género de piojos (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) asociado al hombre (Primates: Hominidae). 2006. Retana Salazar,Axel P.; Ramírez-Morales,Raúl. Brenesia. 65:61-70
Melbourne Romaine (Mel) Carriker (25 February, 1915 - 25 February, 2007) the son of Melbourne A. (Meb) Carriker, Jr. (1879 - 1965) and the author or editor of three books on his father's ornithological and phthirapteran work died following a stroke. Mel was a professor of Malacology at the University of Delaware. Lewes, DE.
The Bird Call of the Río Beni By Melbourne R. Carriker. Published by The Narrative Press. 225 pages Price $26.95 (ISBN: 1589762908) Available from the publisher or your favorite bookstore.
An account by the author, then 18 years old, from his field notes of his father's (Melbourne A. Carriker, Jr.) 1934 expedition to western Bolivia on behalf of the Philadelphia Academy of Science. A list of the birds and the chewing lice collected is appended.
The Meinertzhagen Mystery: The life and legend of a colossal fraud. By Brian Garfield. Published by Potomac Books. 386 pages Price $22.00 (ISBN: 1597970417) Available from the publisher or your favorite bookstore.
Experiences of an Ornithologist Along the Highways and Byways of Boliva. Collecting Birds in an Isolated, Magnificent Land in the Nineteen Thirties. By Melbourne A. Carriker, Jr. Co-edited by his son Melbourne R. Carriker and Robert C. Dalgleish. Published by AuthorHouse. 452 pp. Many black and white photographs. Bird in color on cover. Price: softcover (ISBN 1420882901) $13.50, electronic copy (1420883526) $5.95. Available from email@example.com
The Fourth Edition of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature is available online.
”The process of drafting the 5th Edition Code has already started, with several aspects of the current edition in need of clarification or alteration. As with previous editions, extensive discussion with the Code's users is essential, but the completion of a 5th edition is targeted for 2008.” (ICZN, 2005)
The genus Aquanirmus Clay and Meinertzhagen, 1939 is restricted to the Podicipediformes: Podicipedidae. A small series of females have been collected from the great grebe, Podiceps major. This is a new host record. If you have a male Aquanirmus from this host please contact Filipe Dantas-Torres at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We owe a debt of gratitude to the late Dr. R. J. Donaldson [JRSH 2005:125(5):197], affectionately known as Paddy, for the fundamental contribution he made to our understanding of head louse control. In the 1970s, while he was the Medical Officer of Health in Teeside, he risked considerable adverse publicity to throw light on this problem, concealed by individuals and communities alike.