Calidolipeurus, new genus for Lipeurus megalops Piaget, 1880 (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Oxylipeurus-complex), with a redescription of the type species and a preliminary key to the Oxylipeurus-complex

  • The chewing louse species Lipeurus megalops Piaget, 1880, is redescribed and illustrated. This species has previously been placed in the genus Oxylipeurus Mjöberg, 1910, but marked differences in preantennal structure, male and female genitalia, abdominal chaetotaxy, and structure of abdominal plates indicate that this species is not closely related to other species in this genus. We therefore erect a new genus, Calidolipeurus gen. nov. for this species. Calidolipeurus is presently monotypic, containing only Calidolipeurus megalops gen. et comb. nov. We also provide a preliminary key to the Oxylipeurus-complex.

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Author:Daniel R. Gustafsson, Lujia Lei, Fasheng Zou
Parent Title (English):European journal of taxonomy : 686
Series (Serial Number):European journal of taxonomy : EJT (686)
Publisher:Muséum National dHistoire Naturelle
Place of publication:Paris
Document Type:Part of Periodical
Date of Publication (online):2020/07/15
Date of first Publication:2020/07/15
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2020/09/12
Tag:Ischnocera; Oxylipeurus-complex; Phthiraptera; new genus; redescription
Page Number:36
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0