Australian Museum Journal Notes on Australian Siphonaptera

Shortform:
Rainbow, 1905, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(2): 101–109
Author(s):
Rainbow, W. J.
Year published:
1905
Title:
Notes on Australian Siphonaptera
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
6
Issue:
2
Start page:
101
End page:
109
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.6.1905.993
Language:
English
Plates:
plate xxiii
Date published:
15 September 1905
Cover date:
15 September 1905
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
06 August 2009
Reference number:
993
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (74kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1031kb PDF)

Abstract

Only one species of this genus is known, namely E. ambulans, Olliff. This extraordinary flea was obtained from a Porcupine Ant Eater (Tachyglossus aculeatus, Shaw = Echidna hystrix). Olliff in his paper " Description of a New Aphanipterous Insect from New South Wales," says that it "was found in large numbers on a Porcupine Ant Eater (Echidna hystrix) which was recently added to the collection of the Australian Museum." As a matter of fact I only know of three specimens, and these are in our cabinet. They are probably the only specimens in any collection. Our specimens are mounted on one slide and labelled "Echidnophaga ambulans, Olliff, on Echidna hystrix, N.S.W. TYPE."

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