Emersoniella docophoroides ( Piaget, 1885 )

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-FF74-63B8FDBAFC2D

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Plazi

scientific name

Emersoniella docophoroides ( Piaget, 1885 )
status

new combination

Emersoniella docophoroides ( Piaget, 1885)  , new combination

Nirmus docophoroides Piaget, 1885: 19  .

Brueelia docophoroides ( Piaget), 1885  ; Hopkins & Clay 1952: 55.

Type host. Terpsiphone paradisi ( Linnaeus, 1758)  —Asian paradise-flycatcher.

Remarks. Piaget (1885: 19) believed this species to be close to his Nirmus coniceps Piaget, 1880  . The single male (the holotype) in the Piaget collection at NHMLAbout NHML is an Emersoniella  , while all other material from this host examined by us belong to Guimaraesiella. As the preceding species, it keys out to either E. crassicarina  or E. regis  in the key of Gustafsson & Bush (2014), but the male genitalia differ from both, and thus appears to be a species from an unknown host. As only one male is available, we cannot ascertain whether it is the same species as one of the other species here transferred to Emersoniella  or a different species. Piaget's type is likely a straggler, contaminant, or its host was misidentified.

NHML

Natural History Museum, Tripoli

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Phthiraptera

Family

Philopteridae

Genus

Emersoniella

Loc

Emersoniella docophoroides ( Piaget, 1885 )

Bush, Sarah E. 2017
2017
Loc

Brueelia docophoroides

Hopkins 1952: 55
1952
Loc

Nirmus docophoroides

Piaget 1885: 19