Austrophilopterus andigenae Carriker 1950,

Price, Roger D. & Weckstein, Jason D., 2005, The genus Austrophilopterus Ewing (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae) from toucans, toucanets, and araçaris (Piciformes: Ramphastidae), Zootaxa 918, pp. 1-18: 13-14

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5. Austrophilopterus andigenae Carriker 1950 

Austrophilopterus andigenae Carriker 1950: 175  . Type host: " Andigena hypoglaucus (Gould)  " =

Andigena hypoglauca lateralis Chapman. 

Material. PERU: Holotype female, allotype male, 3 male, 9 female paratypes, Huacapistana (MAC­ 1494; 1930); 3 males, 4 females, Leymebamba (MAC­ 5464; 1932).

Remarks. Carriker compared this species with A. cancellosus  and its allies, discussing several good differentiating features. We agree with these, as these species are quite different. However, he did not make mention of any similarities with Austrophilopterus  lice from Aulacorhynchus  , which we have found to be extremely close morphologically.

Austrophilopterus pacificus Carriker 1950: 177  . Type host: Andigena nigrirostris occidentalis 

Chapman. New Synonymy.

Material. COLOMBIA: Holotype female, allotype male, 1 male, 2 female paratypes, Bitaco (MAC­ 25345; 1918); 2 females, Cauca, Cerro Munchique (MAC­ 24171; 1965).

Remarks. Carriker admitted that this species is similar to A. andigenae  in many respects. He cited the sclerites of the male genitalia as affording the most striking difference, but we do find this to be the case.

Austrophilopterus pacificus sanguineus Carriker 1950: 178  . Type host: Pteroglossus sanguineus  .

Gould = most likely erroneous host. Probably some member of Andigena  . New Synonymy.

Material. COLOMBIA: Holotype male, allotype female, female paratype, Dept. Chocó, Rio San Juan, Potedó (MAC­ 24198; 1918).

Remarks. Based only on the male/female type pair, the extremely close agreement in morphological features, including dimensions, with those of A. andigenae  makes it extremely unlikely that P. sanguineus  is the true type host. Carriker must have felt this could be true, as he stated that A. p. sanguineus  agreed “...in every way with those taken on the genus Andigena  , and is very close to A. pacificus  ”, which he noted is also from western Colombia.

Other material examined:

Ex Andigena nigrirostris nigrirostris (Waterhouse)  . COLOMBIA: 6 males, 12 females, Santander, Cachiri (MAC­ 19842; 1916); 5 males, 16 females, Santander N., Alto del Pozo (MAC­ 8840; 1946); 1 male, 2 females, Santander, Las Ventanas (MAC­ 18971; 1916); 1 male, 3 females, Cauca, Moscopan (MAC­ 21908; 1952). VENEZUELA: 1 male, 2 females, Paramode Rosas (MAC­ 9566; 1911).

Ex A. laminirostris Gould.  COLOMBIA: 5 females, Nariño, Ricaurte (MAC­ 25980; 1957); 2 females, same except (MAC­ 30370; 1959).

Male. Tergal setae: II, 4–6 (17: 4.6); III, 6–8 (10: 6.7); IV, 6–10 (11: 7.7); V, 6–10 (11: 7.9); VI, 6–9 (14: 7.6); VII, 6–10 (14: 8.2); VIII, 4–10 (12: 7.1). Sternal setae: II, 7–12 (4: 8.5); III, 6–10 (5: 7.8); IV, 6–10 (6: 8.0); V, 7–10 (9: 8.2); VI, 4–9 (11: 7.2); VII, 5–7 (13: 5.9), VIII, 2. Genitalia close to Figs. 11–12View FIGURES 9 – 16. 9 – 13, with GL, 0.40–0.51 (6: 0.427), GPL, 0.035– 0.050 (11: 0.0441). Dimensions: TW, 0.51–0.59 (14: 0.551); HL, 0.54–0.63 (15: 0.597); PW, 0.34–0.38 (14: 0.355); MW, 0.43–0.49 (13: 0.458); AWV, 0.63–0.73 (14: 0.679); TL, 1.57–1.79 (13: 1.639).

Female. Tergal setae: II, 4–6 (22: 4.3); III, 6–8 (16: 6.8); IV, 6–9 (18: 7.1); V, 6–9 (20: 7.8); VI, 6–10 (20: 7.7); VII, 6–10 (22: 7.9); VIII, 4–8 (21: 6.0). Sternal setae: II, 8–12 (13: 9.4); III, 7–11 (13: 9.0); IV, 6–10 (14: 8.1); V, 7–12 (15: 8.6); VI, 7–11 (19: 9.2); VII, 7–14 (21: 10.4). Dimensions: TW, 0.57–0.66 (24: 0.620); HL, 0.62–0.69 (24: 0.655); PW, 0.37–0.43 (24: 0.400); MW, 0.51–0.57 (24: 0.536); AWV, 0.66–0.90 (23: 0.820); TL, 1.87–2.24 (24: 2.033).

Diagnosis. The principal feature for separation of A. andigenae  from A. truncatus  involves the former having tergite II with 4–6 (mean for N (39) = 4.44) marginal setae and the latter having only 2–4 (mean for N (94) = 2.87) such setae. In addition, both sexes of A. andigenae  have dimensions larger than those of A. truncatus  and also tend to have more setae on sternites II –VII. These are not profound separations but ones that are sufficient to make us reluctant to synonymize louse taxa from these 2 different host genera.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Phthiraptera

Family

Philopteridae

Genus

Austrophilopterus

Loc

Austrophilopterus andigenae Carriker 1950

Price, Roger D. & Weckstein, Jason D. 2005
2005
Loc

Austrophilopterus andigenae

Carriker 1950: 175
Loc

Austrophilopterus pacificus

Carriker 1950: 177
Loc

Austrophilopterus pacificus sanguineus

Carriker 1950: 178