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Published: 2021-06-21

New species of ischnoceran chewing lice (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae) from Chinese birds

Guangdong Key Laboratory of Animal Conservation and Resource Utilization, Guangdong Public Laboratory of Wild Animal Conservation and Utilization, Institute of Zoology, Guangdong Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Animal Conservation and Resource Utilization, Guangdong Public Laboratory of Wild Animal Conservation and Utilization, Institute of Zoology, Guangdong Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China. College of Life Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University, 620 West Chang’an Street, Chang’an District, Xi’an City, 710119, Shaanxi Province, China.
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Animal Conservation and Resource Utilization, Guangdong Public Laboratory of Wild Animal Conservation and Utilization, Institute of Zoology, Guangdong Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China.
Phthiraptera Ischnocera chewing lice Cuculicola Goniocotes Rallicola Resartor new species China Chinese birds


Five new species of chewing lice (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera) are described and illustrated from Chinese birds, as follows: Cuculicola calyptocamptus new species ex Hierococcyx sparverioides (Vigors, 1832) (Cuculiformes), Goniocotes kristinae new species ex Lophura swinhoii (Gould, 1863) (Galliformes), Goniocotes rolandi new species ex Crossoptilon harmani Elwes, 1881 (Galliformes), Rallicola (Rallicola) tibetana new species ex Zapornia bicolor Walden, 1872 (Gruiformes), and Resartor elugeus new species ex Alcippe fratercula yunnanensis Harington, 1913 (Passeriformes).


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How to Cite

GUSTAFSSON, D. R., TIAN, C., & ZOU, F. (2021). New species of ischnoceran chewing lice (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae) from Chinese birds. Zootaxa, 4990(2), 305–328.