Listrophorus dozieri Radford

Reeves, Will K., Durden, Lance A., Ritzi, Christopher M., Beckham, Katy R., Super, Paul E & Oconnor, Barry M., 2007, Ectoparasites and other ectosymbiotic arthropods of vertebrates in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA, Zootaxa 1392, pp. 31-68: 53

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Listrophorus dozieri Radford


Listrophorus dozieri Radford 

Ex Didelphis virginiana  (Virginia opossum): 1 F, TN, Cocke Co., Cosby, 10 Jan. 2003, W. K. Reeves, L­ 3049.

This record appears to represent a case of straggling because L. dozieri  typically parasitizes the muskrat, Ondatra zibethica  , which also occurs in the Park (Fain & Hyland 1974, Linzey 1995). Listrophorus mexicanus squamiferus Fain 

Ex Microtus chrotorrhinus  (rock vole): 2 F, TN, Sevier Co., Clingman’s Dome, 16 Nov. 2002, K. Walters, L­ 3039.

Listrophorus mexicanus  has been recorded from several species of voles in North America and Mexico (Fain & Hyland 1974). Listrophorus mexicanus squamiferus  is almost certainly a distinct species. Prolistrophorus bakeri (Radford) 

Ex Sigmodon hispidus  (hispid cotton rat): 2 M, 2 F, TN, Sevier Co., near Wear Cove, Collector unknown, 17 Nov. 1991.

Prolistrophorus bakeri  mainly occurs on the hispid cotton rat but it has also been recorded from the rice rat, Oryzomys palustris  , as recorded by Fain & Hyland (1974). This appears to be the first record of this mite from the Park.