Myrsidea magnidens

Price, Roger D., Hellenthal, Ronald A. & Dalgleish, Robert C., 2005, The genus Myrsidea Waterston (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from tyrant­flycatchers (Passeriformes: Tyrannidae), with descriptions of 13 new species, Zootaxa 1048, pp. 1-20: 3

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.169922

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scientific name

Myrsidea magnidens
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magnidens  species group

The two species of this group, representing the only previously described species of Myrsidea  from the Tyrannidae  , are characterized as having both sexes with a much larger number of abdominal tergal and/or sternal setae than any other known species from this family. The females have only a modest enlargement of the anterior abdominal tergites ( Figs. 1, 3View FIGURES 1 – 8. 1 – 2). Although the host identities of both species are uncertain, this group is morphologically distinctive from other Myrsidea  species with known host associations with the Tyrannidae  .