This species was described on the basis of specimens collected from Phoca vitulina Linnaeus. The type specimens, presumably deposited in the collection of the Zoologisches Museum, Berlin, where they were not found, must be considered lost. [ex. Kim, K. C., Pratt, H. D., Stojanovich, C. J. 1986. The Sucking Lice of North America, p. 241: Pennsylvania State University]
De vegetativis et animatis corporibus animatis reperiun-dis commentarius, Part 1
Taxon Citation Remarks:
Citation information points to the most recent interpretation of the taxon name (not the original, which is absent from the sucking louse checklist).