Musser and Carleton (1993) explained why the generic names Blanfordimys, Chionomys, Lasiopodomys, Lemmiscus, Microtus, and Phaulomys should be used for some species that were arranged in Eothenomys, Lagurus, Microtus, and Pitymys. Although Hoplopleura acanthopus typically infests arvicoline rodents, Kristofik and Lysy (1992) recorded the facultative occurrence of the louse on Sorex araneus, Crocidura leucodon, Apodemus flavicollis, A. sylvaticus, and Micromys minutus. [ex. Durden, L. A., Musser, G. G. 1994. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 218: 1-90]. Type from Arvicola arvalis in Europe and in the type repository uncertain; concept and synonymy based on Ferris (1921, 1951). [ex. Kim, K. C., Pratt, H. D., Stojanovich, C. J. 1986. The Sucking Lice of North America, p. 241: Pennsylvania State University]
Rhynchota, Species 5
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).