Emersoniella coniceps ( Piaget, 1880 )

Bush, Sarah E., 2017, Morphological revision of the hyperdiverse Brueelia - complex (Insecta: Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) with new taxa, checklists and generic key, Zootaxa 4313 (1), pp. 1-443: 319

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4313.1.1

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/832187E9-FEB4-FEFC-FF74-64F5FD60FEC6

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scientific name

Emersoniella coniceps ( Piaget, 1880 )
status

new combination

Emersoniella coniceps ( Piaget, 1880)  , new combination

Nirmus coniceps Piaget, 1880: 136  .

Brueelia coniceps ( Piaget), 1880  ; Hopkins & Clay 1952: 54.

Type host. Aceros cassidix (Temminck, 1823)  —knobbed hornbill.

Remarks. We studied the single female (the holotype) in the Piaget collection at NHMLAbout NHML, and conclude that it belongs to Emersoniella  . Using the key in Gustafsson & Bush (2014), it can be identified as either E. crassicarina Gustafsson & Bush, 2014  or E. regis Emerson & Price, 1978  . However, that single female cannot be reliably placed in either species, because Emersoniella  is a poorly known genus with many more species likely to be discovered. Therefore, we make no attempt to place this name in synonymy wuth any better known spcis. Since no Emersoniella  lice are known from other members of the Bucerotidae  , this female holotype is likely a straggler, a contaminant, or its host has been misidentified.

NHML

Natural History Museum, Tripoli

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Phthiraptera

Family

Philopteridae

Genus

Emersoniella

Loc

Emersoniella coniceps ( Piaget, 1880 )

Bush, Sarah E. 2017
2017
Loc

Brueelia coniceps

Hopkins 1952: 54
1952
Loc

Nirmus coniceps

Piaget 1880: 136