Geomydoecus nebrathkensis Timm and Price

Howell, Lindsey, Jelden, Katelyn, Rácz, Elizabeth, Gardner, Scott L. & Gettinger, Donald, 2016, Arthropods infesting small mammals (Insectivora and Rodentia) near Cedar Point Biological Station in southwestern Nebraska, Insecta Mundi 2016 (478), pp. 1-16: 3-4

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5170591

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B7E405E4-1ED7-477F-926E-C8A6FDB7FB1D

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5185185

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/EE4F8799-8938-EF20-FF41-D0BFAC26FE47

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Felipe

scientific name

Geomydoecus nebrathkensis Timm and Price
status

 

Geomydoecus nebrathkensis Timm and Price  

Type host: Geomys bursarius lutescens Merriam   from Lincoln Co., Nebraska.

Deposition, host records, and locality: HWML 92016, G. lutescens   /Ackley 2013; HWML 92035, G. lutescens   /Ackley 2013; HWML 101756, G. lutescens   /Ackley 2013; HWML 92047, G. lutescens   /Ackley 2013; HWML 92054, G. lutescens   /Ackley 2013.

Remarks: Chewing lice are permanent ectoparasites, passing their entire life cycle on the body of the host. Lice of the genus Geomydoecus   are exclusively associated with pocket gophers, and are strongly host species specific. Geomydoecus nebrathkensis   is easily separated from closely related Geomydoecus oklahomensis Price and Emerson, 1971   , to the south, by the lack of a distinct antennal thumb in the male, and from Geomydoecus geomydis (Osborn, 1891)   , to the east, by general size characters ( Timm and Price 1980). These ectoparasites are generally abundant on the host gopher, with all stages (adults, nymphs, and eggs) infesting the pelage of the host.

HWML

Howard W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology