Tachyphonus delatrii Lafresnaye

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: 64-65

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A4AC07-FF97-FFE2-FF31-EF74FD918182

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Plazi

scientific name

Tachyphonus delatrii Lafresnaye
status

 

Host: Tachyphonus delatrii Lafresnaye   – Tawny-crested Tanager

Two louse species were found on this host:

Myrsidea   sp. 3

Material studied. 2 females, 13 nymphs ex Tachyphonus delatrii   , COSTA RICA: Barbilla NP, Provincia Limỏn (9 ° 59 ’N, 85 ° 27 ’W), 5–6 September 2004, Literák, Č apek & Havlίček coll. Deposited in INBio – O. Sychra CR 70.

Remarks. Myrsidea   sp. 3 from T. delatrii   is closest to those of M. spizae   and M. mitrospingi Price & Dalgleish, 2006   . Price & Dalgleish (2006: 21) described M. mitrospingi   based on a single female, and M. spizae   from three females and two males. Although we have two females of Myrsidea   sp. 3 collected from one host individual, we believe that, at present, it is unwise to name yet another new species. Further collections of Myrsidea   from both the type hosts of M. spizae   and M. mitrospingi   as well as from Tachyphonus delatrii   are needed to study further the intra-specific and inter-specific variation of these lice. Such study may show whether the differences between these species lie within the range of variability of M. spizae   or M. mitrospingi   , or lie outside such ranges, thus confirming Myrsidea   sp. 3 as a different new species. Four of 22 birds examined were parasitised by Myrsidea   sp. 3. This is the first record of chewing lice from Tachyphonus delatrii   .

Machaerilaemus laticorpus ( Carriker, 1903)  

Menopon laticorpus Carriker, 1903: 190   , pl. 7, fig. 5.

Type host. Thamnophilus doliatus (Linnaeus)  

Material studied. 1 male and 1 nymph ex Tachyphonus delatrii   , COSTA RICA: Barbilla NP, Provincia Limỏn (9 ° 59 ’N, 85 ° 27 ’W), 5 September 2004, Literák, Č apek & Havlίček coll. Deposited in INBio – O. Sychra CR 76.

Remarks. One of 22 birds examined was parasitised by M. laticorpus   . This is the first record of M. laticorpus   from Tachyphonus delatrii   .

INBio

National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Thraupidae

Genus

Tachyphonus

Loc

Tachyphonus delatrii Lafresnaye

Č, Ř Á 2007
2007
Loc

Menopon laticorpus

Carriker 1903: 190
1903