Origin and evolution of the external parasite fauna of western jumping mice, genus Zapus

@article{Whitaker1979OriginAE,
  title={Origin and evolution of the external parasite fauna of western jumping mice, genus Zapus},
  author={John O. Whitaker},
  journal={American Midland Naturalist},
  year={1979},
  volume={1011},
  pages={49-60}
}
  • J. Whitaker
  • Published 1979
  • Biology
  • American Midland Naturalist
There are few ectoparasites regularly associated with jumping mice of the genus Zapus. The tiny hypopial glycyphagid mite, Dermacarus newyorkensis, is nearly restricted to Zapus, and is found on all species and almost throughout the range of the genus. Androlaelaps fahrenholzi, a large laelapid mite, is common on Zapus throughout its range and also on many other species of small mammals. However, A. fahrenholzi as it occurs on Zapus appears to be different from that species as it occurs on… 

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