Philopterus capitis (Ansari, 1955)

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: 322

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-FECB-FE82-FF74-6066FC3AFC4C

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scientific name

Philopterus capitis (Ansari, 1955)
status

new combination

Philopterus capitis (Ansari, 1955)  , new combination

Sturnidoecus capitis Ansari, 1955b: 61  . Sturnidoecus capitis Ansari, 1956e: 397  . Sturnidoecus capitis Ansari, 1958b: 82  .

Type host. Copsychus fulicata cambaiensis (Latham, 1790)  —Indian robin.

Remarks. No material of this species was examined. The first two descriptions ( Ansari, 1955b, 1956e) are not useful for species identification, but the illustrations of Ansari (1958b) clearly show a species with three mts  macrosetae, trabeculae, a posteriorly pointed dorsal anterior plate, and short, blunt parameres, all features commonly found in the Philopterus-compl ex, to which we hereby transfer it.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Phthiraptera

Family

Philopteridae

Genus

Philopterus

Loc

Philopterus capitis (Ansari, 1955)

Bush, Sarah E. 2017
2017
Loc

Sturnidoecus capitis

Ansari 1958: 82
Ansari 1956: 397
Ansari 1955: 61