Chewing lice species (Phthiraptera) found on a European Shag(Phalacrocorax aristotelis) in Turkey: new records of a genus and twospecies for the Turkish fauna of Phthiraptera

  title={Chewing lice species (Phthiraptera) found on a European Shag(Phalacrocorax aristotelis) in Turkey: new records of a genus and twospecies for the Turkish fauna of Phthiraptera},
  author={M. Karatepe and B. Dik and B. Karatepe},
  journal={Turkish Journal of Zoology},
* Correspondence: Lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) are wingless, obligatory ectoparasites of birds and mammals. The species of the suborders Amblycera, Ischnocera, and Rhynchophthirina are known as chewing lice, while the species of the suborder Anoplura are known as blood-sucking lice. Of the approximately 5000 species described to date, approximately 4000 species are parasitic to birds and 800 species parasitize mammals. Although some have cosmopolitan features, most are host… Expand
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