Type host listed as Ateles sp. (Primates: Cebidae). Historically, disagreement regarding the taxonomic status of the lice of cebid monkeys has occurred (Ewing, 1933; Ferris, 1951; Kim and Emerson, 1968). Ewing (1933) recognized P. atelophilus, P. chapini, P. lobatus, and P. mjöbergi all as distinct species. Ferris (1951) recognized only P. mjöbergi but stated that P. pseudohumanus (here treated as a synonym of P . humanus) was “possibly worthy of recognition” (as a distinct species). Kim and Emerson (1968) listed only two species, P. humanus and P. schaeffi, for the genus Pediculus but stated that other forms “should be reexamined for their validity with additional information.” [ex. Durden, L. A., Musser, G. G. 1994. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 218: 1-90]
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).