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Elephant and Wart-hog Lice

Vince Smith *

Just two species belonging to a single family and genus:

Haematomyzidae Haematomyzus elephantis Piaget, 1869 (from the Indian elephant) Haematomyzus hopkinsi Clay, 1963 (from the African wart-hog)

Containing clade(s): Phthiraptera top


 Clay, T (1963) "A new species of Haematomyzus Piaget 
           (Phthiraptera, Insecta)." Proceedings of the Zoological 
           Society of London 141: 153-161.
 Ferris, G.F. (1931) "The louse of elephants, Haematomyzus 
           elephantis Piaget (Mallophaga: Haematomyzidae)." 
           Parasitology 23: 112-127.

Title Illustration

  • Haematomyzus elephantis from the Indian elephant

    Photograph Copyright © 1974, by courtesy of the Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London


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    Vince Smith
    E-mail: vincent.s.smith@udcf.gla.ac.uk.
    Graham Kerr Building,University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (Scotland, U.K.)

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    Last saved: 6 March 1997

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