Corpus ID: 83366879

A revision of the flea genus Thrassis Jordan 1933 (Siphonaptera : Ceratophyllidae) with observations on ecology and relationship to plague.

  title={A revision of the flea genus Thrassis Jordan 1933 (Siphonaptera : Ceratophyllidae) with observations on ecology and relationship to plague.},
  author={Harold E. Stark},
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