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1 December 2001 HOPLOPLEURA JANZENI N. SP. (PHTHIRAPTERA: ANOPLURA), A NEW SUCKING LOUSE FROM A CENTRAL AMERICAN SWIMMING MOUSE
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Both sexes of a new species of sucking louse Hoplopleura janzeni (Phthiraptera: Hoplopleuridae) are described and illustrated from the Central American ichthyomyine swimming mouse Rheomys raptor (Rodentia: Muridae) collected in Costa Rica. The morphology of the new species is compared with that of Hoplopleura exima Johnson, the only other species of sucking louse known to parasitize an ichthyomyine rodent. Hoplopleura janzeni is unique in having posteriorly directed spurs on the first antennal segment, the fore- and midcoxae, and the hind femora of both sexes.

Lance A. Durden and Robert M. Timm "HOPLOPLEURA JANZENI N. SP. (PHTHIRAPTERA: ANOPLURA), A NEW SUCKING LOUSE FROM A CENTRAL AMERICAN SWIMMING MOUSE," Journal of Parasitology 87(6), 1409-1413, (1 December 2001). https://doi.org/10.1645/0022-3395(2001)087[1409:HJNSPA]2.0.CO;2
Received: 12 April 2001; Accepted: 1 June 2001; Published: 1 December 2001
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