Platypsyllidae Ritsema, 1869b, Ritsema, 1869

Peck, Stewart B. & Newton, Alfred F., 2017, An Annotated Catalog of the Leiodidae (Coleoptera) of the Nearctic Region (Continental North America North of Mexico), The Coleopterists Bulletin 71 (2), pp. 211-258: 247

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http://doi.org/ 10.1649/0010-065X-71.2.211

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scientific name

Platypsyllidae Ritsema, 1869b
status

 

Platypsyllidae Ritsema, 1869b   :[38] [stem: Platypsyll -].

Type genus: Platypsyllus Ritsema, 1869   .

Notes. Worldwide, the subfamily contains only four genera: Leptinus Müller   with six Palearctic and three Nearctic species; Leptinillus Horn   with two Nearctic species; Silphopsyllus Olsufiev   with one Palearctic species; and Platypsyllus   with one Holarctic species. The extreme flea- or louse-like modifications of Platypsyllus   , for living in the fur of beaver, led to its original placement in a separate family and order. The platypsyllines may be allied with the Cholevinae   and share derived family characters of Leiodidae   , so they may be suitably placed as a subfamily of the Leiodidae   (Lawrence and Newton 1982, 1995). The unusual biology and morphology of this small ectoparasitic subfamily has stimulated a disproportionate number of research publications.

Distribution. Holarctic.

= Leptinidae LeConte, 1872: 802   [stem: Leptin -]. Type genus: Leptinus Müller, 1817   .

Comment. This family-group name has been attributed to LeConte (1866) in the literature. However, Leconte (1866) did not give a name to the implied new taxon, and therefore it is not available (Newton and Thayer (1992).

=Achreioptera Westwood, 1869: 118 (as order; unavailable, not based on a genus; for Platypsyllus Westwood, 1869   , not Ritsema, 1869).

= Platypsyllidae LeConte, 1872: 799   . Type genus: Platypsyllus Ritsema, 1869   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Platypsyllidae

Loc

Platypsyllidae Ritsema, 1869b

Peck, Stewart B. & Newton, Alfred F. 2017
2017
Loc

Leptinidae

LeConte, J. L. 1872: 802
1872
Loc

Platypsyllidae

LeConte, J. L. 1872: 799
1872