|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1980|
|Authors:||K. V. Lakshminarayana, Price R. D.|
|Pagination:||383 - 386|
The collections of chewing lice studied by Kellogg & Paine, 1914 were damaged or lost in R. Varuna floods at Varanasi during 1944, when the Zoological Survey of India collection was housed there during the II World War. During a recent study by the first author of the type collections available in the department, the type slide of Colpocephalum thoracicum Kellogg & Paine, was found without the coverslip or specimen. This species was found by the second author to be a valid one and was' redescribed from the material available to him. Recently, material in the British Museum (Natural History), London, was also examine d by the authors and the neotype and neoparatype are now designated in this paper. Some remarks on the distribution of the species and host relationship are also provided.
Designation of neotype for Colpocephalum thoracicum Kellogg and Paine, 1914 (Phthiraptera: Insecta) with some remarks on distribution