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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4612.1.10

New records of chewing lice (Phthiraptera: Amblycera, Ischnocera) from the black-faced spoonbill (Platalea minor)

MEGUMI SHIMADA, KAZUNORI YOSHIZAWA

Abstract


Three species of chewing lice—Eucolpocephalum femorale (Piaget, 1880) (Amblycera: Menoponidae), Ibidoecus plataleae (Denny, 1842) (Ischnocera: Philopteridae) and Ardeicola plataleae (Linnaeus, 1758) (Ischnocera: Philopteridae)—are reported from the black-faced spoonbill (Platalea minor Temminck & Schlegel, 1849) in Japan. These three louse species are new records for this host. The black-faced spoonbill is classified as a “Critically Endangered” species in the IUCN Red List; although its species of lice are known to infest other species of spoonbills, these lice are endangered at the population level.

 


Keywords


Phthiraptera, chewing lice, Eucolpocephalum femorale, Ibidoecus plataleae, Ardeicola plataleae, black-faced spoonbill, Platalea minor, new records, Japan

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