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Published in the Journal of Parasitology (April 2007) 93(2): 247-251. Copyright 2007, the American Society of Parasitologists. Used by permission.


The male and female of Haemodipsis brachylagi,/i> n. sp. (Phthiraptera: Anoplura) are described from specimens collected from a pygmy rabbit, Brachylagus idahoensis (Merriam) (Lagomorpha: Leporidae), from Nevada. Morphological features that differentiate the new species from other known species of Haemodipsus are elucidated, and an identification key to both sexes of the three species now known from this genus in North America is included. Geographical distributions of the other four species of Haemodipsus known from other parts of the world are highlighted.

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