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1 April 2009 Descriptions of Eight New Species of Feather Lice in the Genus Columbicola (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae), with a Comprehensive World Checklist
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Abstract

Eight new species of lice in the genus Columbicola Ewing are described: C. harbisoni (type host: Phaps histrionica (Gould)), C. koopae (type host: Geophaps scripta (Temminck)), C. eowilsoni (type host: Geophaps smithii (Jardine and Selby), C. wombeyi (type host: Geophaps plumifera Gould), C. masoni (type host: Petrophassa rufipennis Collett), C. waiteae (type host: Columba leucomela Temminck), C. rodmani (type host: Geopelia humeralis (Temminck)), and C. smithae (type host: Turtur brehmeri (Hartlaub)). Also, we provide a comprehensive checklist for the 88 known species of Columbicola (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera) and their pigeon and dove hosts (Aves: Columbiformes).

Sarah E. Bush, Roger D. Price, and Dale H. Clayton "Descriptions of Eight New Species of Feather Lice in the Genus Columbicola (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae), with a Comprehensive World Checklist," Journal of Parasitology 95(2), (1 April 2009). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-1799.1
Received: 24 July 2008; Accepted: 1 October 2008; Published: 1 April 2009
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