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10 March 2020 A New Species of Sucking Louse from the Mandrill from Gabon with a Review of Host Associations and Geographical Distributions, and Identification Keys to Members of the Genus Pedicinus (Phthiraptera: Anoplura: Pedicinidae)
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Members of the sucking louse genus Pedicinus are ectoparasites of cercopithecid primates in Africa, Asia, and Gibraltar. Pedicinus gabonensis n. sp. is described on the basis of adult male and female specimens collected from the mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) in Gabon. The new species is compared morphologically with other members of the genus Pedicinus, and a nuclear elongation factor 1 alpha gene sequence is provided. Host associations and geographical distributions of the 18 previously recognized species of the genus and of P. gabonensis n. sp. are reviewed. Updated identification keys are provided for males and females of all known valid species of Pedicinus.

© American Society of Parasitologists 2020
Lance A. Durden, Sharon E. Kessler, Larson Boundenga, Barthélemy Ngoubangoye, Thierry A. Tsoumbou, Cyr I. Moussadji-Kinga, Michel Halbwax, Joanna M. Setchell, Jennifer Nichols, and Stephen E. Greiman "A New Species of Sucking Louse from the Mandrill from Gabon with a Review of Host Associations and Geographical Distributions, and Identification Keys to Members of the Genus Pedicinus (Phthiraptera: Anoplura: Pedicinidae)," Journal of Parasitology 106(2), 221-232, (10 March 2020). https://doi.org/10.1645/19-170
Published: 10 March 2020
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