Corvonirmus wakuiacus Mey, 2017

Gustafsson, Daniel R., Bush, Sarah E. & Palma, Ricardo L., 2019, The genera and species of the Brueelia - complex (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae) described by Mey (2017), Zootaxa 4615 (2), pp. 252-284: 260

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Corvonirmus wakuiacus Mey, 2017
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Corvonirmus wakuiacus Mey, 2017 

Corvonirmus wakuiacus Mey, 2017: 120  , figs 39, 43–44, pl. V: figs 4–5. Species inquirenda.

Type host: Corvus bennetti  North, 1901—little crow.

Type locality: Yeelirrie , Western Australia, Australia  .

Remarks. This species is separated from other congeners by a single character: the reduction of the distal female subgenital plate. However, as shown by Mey (2017: 119, fig. 44a–f), this is a highly variable character, which is not clearly illustrated for any of the other three Australian species described by Mey (2017). Futhermore, comparing the photographs of Co. pleuropelios  ( Mey 2017: pl. VI: fig. 1) and that of Co. wakuiacus  ( Mey 2017: pl. V: fig. 5), it is impossible to ascertain whether the shape of the female subgenital plates of these species are significantly different. Mey (2017: 118) mentioned that one female Co. orruaticus  has the subgenital plate reduced as in Co. wakuiacus  , but this is not illustrated. Although we examined additional specimens from the type host, which appear to be conspecific with Co. wakuiacus  , we consider Co. wakuiacus  insufficiently diagnosed and regard it as species inquirenda.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Phthiraptera

Family

Philopteridae

Genus

Corvonirmus

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Corvonirmus wakuiacus Mey, 2017

Gustafsson, Daniel R., Bush, Sarah E. & Palma, Ricardo L. 2019
2019
Loc

Corvonirmus wakuiacus

Mey, E. 2017: 120