Chewing lice from the white-rumped vulture in Nepal, with description of a new species of Aegypoecus

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2019
Authors:P. Shrestha, Dik, B., Maharjan, M.
Journal:Zootaxa
Volume:4691
Issue:5
Pagination:491 - 500
Date Published:11-2019
ISSN:1175-5326
Keywords:Aegypoecus bengalensis, chewing lice, ectoparasites, Gyps bengalensis, Nepal, new species, white-rumped vulture
Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to record the species of chewing lice parasitising Gyps bengalensis (Gmelin, 1788), the white-rumped vulture, in Pithauli, Nawalparasi District, Nepal, from February to June 2017. Three louse species were identified: Cuculiphilus (Aegypiphilus) gypsis (Eichler, 1944), Colpocephalum sp., and the new species Aegypoecus bengalensis, described herein.

URL:https://www.biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4691.5.4
DOI:10.11646/zootaxa.4691.5
Short Title:Zootaxa
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