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Sucking lice (Insecta, Anoplura) from indigenous Sulawesi rodents : a new species of Polyplax from a montane shrew rat, and new information about Polyplax wallacei and P. eropepli. American Museum novitates ; no. 3052

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dc.contributor.author Durden, Lance A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Musser, Guy G. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T17:07:01Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T17:07:01Z
dc.date.issued 1992 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/3568
dc.description 19 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 17-19). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Polyplax melasmothrixi, a new species of polyplacid sucking louse, is described from Melasmothrix naso, a small-bodied shrew rat known only from tropical upper montane rain forest in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The male of Polyplax wallacei is described from specimens collected from Bunomys chrysocomus trapped in tropical lowland evergreen rain forest in Central Sulawesi. A further specimen of Polyplax eropepli, a taxon previously known only from the type series, is documented from Eropeplus canus from tropical upper montane rain forest also in Central Sulawesi. Host and habitat associations for these three species of sucking lice are discussed. Polyplax melasmothrixi and P. eropepli are both known only from montane habitats in Central Sulawesi and both appear to be host specific (to M. naso and E. canus, respectively). Contrastingly, P. wallacei parasitizes two species of Bunomys in lowland forests and is known from North and Central Sulawesi"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3052 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3052, 1992 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Polyplax. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Melasmothrix naso -- Parasites. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Anoplura -- Indonesia -- Celebes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rodents -- Parasites -- Indonesia -- Celebes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Parasitic insects -- Indonesia -- Celebes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Indonesia -- Celebes. en_US
dc.title Sucking lice (Insecta, Anoplura) from indigenous Sulawesi rodents : a new species of Polyplax from a montane shrew rat, and new information about Polyplax wallacei and P. eropepli. American Museum novitates ; no. 3052 en_US
dc.title.alternative Sucking lice--Sulawesi rodents en_US
dc.type text en_US


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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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