An annotated checklist of parasitic lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) from the Galápagos Islands.

  title={An annotated checklist of parasitic lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) from the Gal{\'a}pagos Islands.},
  author={Ricardo L. Palma and Stewart B. Peck},
We list all described species and subspecies of parasitic lice from the Galápagos Islands, based on literature and specimen records. A total of eight families, 47 genera, and 104 species and subspecies of parasitic lice are listed, of which 26 are new species records and eight are new genus records. Also, we report 17 new host-louse associations. The checklist includes 17 endemic species (16 from birds, one from a mammal), 79 native species and subspecies (78 from birds, one from a mammal), and… 

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