New host record and notes on mallophaga from the white-necked raven (Corvus cryptoleucus Couch)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1980
Authors:G. S. Pfaffenberger, Butler, W. F., Hudson, D. S.
Journal:Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume:16
Issue:4
Pagination:545 - 547
Date Published:1980
ISBN Number:0090-3558
Keywords:animals, bird diseases, bird parasites, ectoparasite, Feathers/parasitology, Mallophaga classification, New Mexico, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Species Specificity
Abstract:

Fifty-eight white-necked ravens (Corvus cryptoleucus) were examined for ectoparasites. Brueelia afzali and Philopterus ocellatus osborni were the most abundant mallophagans while Colpocephalum fregili and Myrsidea interruptus were the least common. The white-necked raven is listed as a new host for P. ocellatus osborni. Host sexual selection is indicated by statistical treatment of data obtained from ecologically distinct host populations.

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