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Distribution of the Biting-louse


THE biting-louse, Heterodoxus longitarsus (Piaget), is primarily a parasite of certain didelphian mammals (Macropodidæ), but it has been found also upon non-didelphian hosts. It has been recorded from domestic dogs, a jackal, a coyote, Oncifelis salinarum, and a man ; also from the passerine bird Corone australis. We have examined the original specimens of most of these records and, in addition, have a number of new records from the dog.

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