Leptopsyllines from Madagascar (Insecta: Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae): description of five new species of Paractenopsyllus Wagner, 1938.

  title={Leptopsyllines from Madagascar (Insecta: Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae): description of five new species of Paractenopsyllus Wagner, 1938.},
  author={J. Duchemin},
  volume={11 1},
Five new species of the malagasy endemic genus Paractenopsyllus Wagner, 1938, are described. Paractenopsyllus rouxi, P. ratovonjatoi, P. duplantieri, P. juliamarinus and P. gemelli have been collected on endemic small mammals and the black rat. Biotopes are mid-elevation rain-forests of the central highlands or the northern mountains of Madagascar. Morphological affinities between these new species and those already known provide taxonomic links within the genus. Differences in the spatial and… Expand
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