First report of new species of Goniodes pavonis (the chewing lice) from Indian Peacock in Iran

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2015
Authors:Ganjali, M, Keighobadi, M, Hajipour, N
Journal:Journal on New Biological Reports
Pagination:76 โ€“ 78
ISSN:2319 โ€“ 1104
Keywords:Goniodes pavonis, Iran, lice, Peacock

The lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) are permanent obligatory ectoparasite of a diverse selection of birds and mammals with a worldwide distribution. This study provides information on the lice species most commonly associated with peacock in Sistan, southeast Iran. There is no previous described study on lice infestation of peacock in Iran. For this aim, Peacock were examined carefully for chewing lice on the body surfaces, only one lice species was observed namely: Goniodes pavonis. Another species of ectoparasites were not isolated from the infested peacock during the study period.

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