Two new species of the chewing louse genus Gliricola Mjöberg (Phthiraptera: Gyropidae) from Peruvian rodents

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2002
Authors:R. D. Price, Timm R. M.
Journal:Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Pagination:863 - 867
Date Published:2002
Keywords:mtax, PHP

Two new species of chewing lice (Philopteridae: Gyropidae) from high-elevation Peruvian rodents are described and illustrated: Gliricola cutkompi from Cuscomys ashaninka (Abrocomidae) and G. brooksae from Dactylomys peruanus (J. A. Allen) (Echimyidae) The specimen of Cuscomys ashaninka that yielded the series of G. cutkompi also was the source of the type series of the previously described Abrocomophaga emmonsae Price and Timm. This finding reconfirms that single individual caviomorph rodents may harbor two different genera of lice of the family Gyropidae.

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