A NEW SPECIES OFANOMIOPSYLLUSBAKER, 1904 (INSECTA: SIPHONAPTERA), AND NOTEWORTHY RECORDS OF FLEAS FROM NELSON'S WOODRAT,NEOTOMA NELSONI(RODENTIA: CRICETIDAE), IN THE ORIENTAL BASIN, MEXICO

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Abstract

We report the first record of ectoparasites from Nelson's woodrat, Neotoma nelsoni, a rare, endemic mammal of eastcentral Mexico. We also describe a new flea species of Anomiopsyllus (A. perontesis n. sp.), which presents a complete row of bristles on sternum IX and 3 blunt spines on movable process; provide a new country record for the flea Stenistomera alpina (Baker, 1985); and report a new host record for the flea Echidnophaga gallinacea (Westwood, 1875). A taxonomic key for the new species is included.

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