oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A new species of Linognathus (Phthiraptera: Linognathidae) from the feet of an African antelope

Volume 36, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



A new species, Linognathus nevilli, is descriptionbed from specimens found on the feet of the antelope Aepyceros melampus and apparently confined to this part of the host's body. The relative size of the spiracles as an indication of the biotope in Linognathus is discussed.

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