|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1970|
|Authors:||T. Clay, Price R. D.|
|Journal:||Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society|
|Pagination:||335 - 343|
The new genus Cavifera is described to include two species, both new - C. abdita and C. senta. The hosts from these are from New Guinea and are believed to belong to the Columbiformes. The females are characterized by having a pair of abdominal tergal sense organs of a type unknown elsewhere in the Mallophaga or possibly in the insects.
A new genus and two new species of Menoponidae (Insecta: Mallophaga) from New Guinea