Faculty Publications

Title

Ectoparasites from fruit bats and rats on niue island

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

New Zealand Journal of Zoology

Volume

4

Issue

4

First Page

383

Last Page

387

Abstract

Examination of 3 species of mammals from Niue Island revealed the following host/ecto- parasite associations. Rattus rattus (L.): the mites Androlaelaps casalis, Laelaps echidninus, L. nuttalli, Ornithonyssus bacoti, Listrophoroides cucullatus, and Dermatophagoides pteronys- sinus; and the louse Polyplax spinulosa. Rattus exulans (Peale): L. echidninus, L. nuttali, and L. cucullatus; and the louse Hoplopleura pacifica. Pteropus t. tonganus Quoy & Gaimard: the mite Meristaspis calcarata. These new records for the island are discussed in relation to existing records from the Pacific region. © 1977 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

12-1-1977

DOI of published version

10.1080/03014223.1977.9517961

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