Saltator maximus (Müller), Muller

Č, Ř Á, 2007, Chewing lice (Phthiraptera) from buntings, cardinals and tanagers (Passeriformes: Emberizidae, Cardinalidae, Thraupidae) from Costa Rica, with descriptions of two new species of the genus Myrsidea (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae), Zootaxa 1631, pp. 57-68: 61

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.179415

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A4AC07-FF94-FFEE-FF31-EE8CFF6886FC

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Saltator maximus (Müller)
status

 

Host: Saltator maximus (Müller)   – Buff-throated Saltator  

One chewing lice species was found on this host:

Myrsidea   sp. 2

Material studied. 2 males, 5 nymphs ex Saltator maximus   , COSTA RICA: Hitoy Cerere BR, Provincia Limỏn (9 ° 40 ’N, 85 °05’W), 21 August 2004, Literák, Č apek & Havlίček coll., 1 nymph ex S. maximus, Barbilla   NP, Provincia Limỏn (9 ° 59 ’N, 85 ° 27 ’W), 2 September 2004, Literák, Č apek & Havlίček coll. Deposited in INBio – O. Sychra CR 62.

Remarks. Although the male Myrsidea   sp. 2 from S. maximus   is similar to the male of Myrsidea   sp. 1 from C. cyanoides   , it probably represents a different species. It is characterised by tergite I with a continuous row of tergal setae, and postspicarular setae on VII distinctly shorter than those on II, IV and VIII. Unfortunately, having only male specimens is insufficient for an adequate description of a new species. Two of four birds examined were parasitised by Myrsidea   sp. 2. This is the first record of chewing lice from Saltator maximus   .

INBio

National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Cardinalidae

Genus

Saltator