Harman Patil

Haematomyzus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Phthiraptera
Family  Haematomyzidae
Higher classification  Haematomyzidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Suborder  Rhynchophthirina
Scientific name  Haematomyzus
Rank  Genus
Haematomyzus Image Haematomyzus elephantis Elefantenlaus BioLibcz
Similar  Louse, Amblycera, Ischnocera, Insect, Ricinidae

The genus Haematomyzus includes three species of lice that differ so markedly from all other lice that they have been placed in a suborder of their own. These unusual lice are ectoparasites of elephants and warthogs. Their mouthparts are elongated to form a drill-like structure that allows them to penetrate the thick skin of their host.

Contents

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Taxonomy

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The three species, Haematomyzus elephantis (the elephant louse), Haematomyzus hopkinsi and Haematomyzus porci (warthog lice) belong to a single family, the Haematomyzidae.

Host records

H. elephantis is known from both the African and Asian Elephant.

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References

Haematomyzus Wikipedia


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