Emersoniella paraboliceps ( 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: 320

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A5Fdfba5-F992-44A8-84C2-1756C943C19B

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/832187E9-FEB5-FEFC-FF74-61E1FAF3FACC

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Emersoniella paraboliceps ( Piaget, 1880 )
status

new combination

Emersoniella paraboliceps ( Piaget, 1880)  , new combination

Nirmus paraboliceps Piaget, 1880: 135  .

Brueelia pataboliceps ( Piaget), 1880  ; Hopkins & Clay 1952: 60.

Type host. Probosciger aeterrimus (Gmelin, 1788)  —palm cockatoo.

Remarks. The single male (the holotype) in the Piaget collection at NHML belongs to Emersoniella  . This genus is normally found on kingfishers ( Alcedinidae  ), and the occurrence on a parrot is most likely the result of an incorrect host association due to a misidentification of the host, a contamination, or a straggling event. Using the key of Gustafsson & Bush (2014), it keys out to E. crassicarina  , but differs from this species in the male genitalia, head shape and abdominal chaetotaxy. Therefore, we believe it is likely another species from an unknown host.

NHML

Natural History Museum, Tripoli

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Phthiraptera

Family

Philopteridae

Genus

Emersoniella

Loc

Emersoniella paraboliceps ( Piaget, 1880 )

Bush, Sarah E. 2017
2017
Loc

Brueelia pataboliceps (

Hopkins 1952: 60
1952
Loc

Nirmus paraboliceps

Piaget 1880: 135