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A new species of sucking louse (Phthiraptera: Anoplura: Polyplacidae) from the gray mouse lemur, Microcebus murinus (Primates: Cheirogaleidae), in Madagascar.

Durden, Lance A. and Kessler, Sharon E. and Radespiel, Ute and Zimmermann, Elke and Hasiniaina, Alida F. and Zohdy, Sarah (2018) 'A new species of sucking louse (Phthiraptera: Anoplura: Polyplacidae) from the gray mouse lemur, Microcebus murinus (Primates: Cheirogaleidae), in Madagascar.', Journal of medical entomology., 55 (4). pp. 910-914.

Abstract

Lemurpediculus madagascariensis sp. nov. (Phthiraptera: Anoplura: Polyplacidae) is described from the Gray Mouse lemur, Microcebus murinus (J. F. Miller) (Primates: Cheirogaleidae), from Ankarafantsika National Park, Madagascar. Lemurs were trapped using Sherman Live Traps and visually inspected for lice, which were preserved in 90% ethanol. Adults of both sexes and the third-instar nymph of the new species are illustrated and distinguished from the four previously known species of Lemurpediculus: L. verruculosus (Ward); L. petterorum Paulian; L. claytoni Durden, Blanco, and Seabolt; and L. robbinsi Durden, Blanco, and Seabolt. It is not known if the new species of louse is a vector of any pathogens or parasites.

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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjy046
Publisher statement:This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of medical entomology following peer review. The version of record Durden, Lance A., Kessler, Sharon E., Radespiel, Ute, Zimmermann, Elke, Hasiniaina, Alida F. & Zohdy, Sarah (2018). A New Species of Sucking Louse (Phthiraptera: Anoplura: Polyplacidae) From the Gray Mouse Lemur, Microcebus murinus (Primates: Cheirogaleidae), in Madagascar. Journal of Medical Entomology 55(4): 910-914 is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjy046
Date accepted:16 February 2018
Date deposited:06 July 2018
Date of first online publication:12 April 2018
Date first made open access:12 April 2019

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