A New Species of Megapodiella (Mallophaga: Philopteridae) From the Mallee Fowl of Australia

Roger D. Price, K. C. Emerson

Abstract


A new species, Megapodiella parkeri, is described and illustrated from specimens taken off the Mallee Fowl, Leipoa ocellata, from Australia. Genitalic structures, details of chaetotaxy, and dimensions are used to separate this species from M. nakatae, the only other known species in the genus.

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