The correct identity of a louse sample (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from the roadside hawk, Rupornis magnirostris (Gmelin) (Falconiformes: Accipitridae)

A identidade correta de uma amostra de piolho (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) do gavião-carijó, Rupornis magnirostris (Gmelin) (Falconiformes: Accipitridae)

A report of a louse sample identified as Colpocephalum cholibae Price & Beer by Oliveira et al. (2004), from the roadside hawk [Rupornis magnirostris (Gmelin)] in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, is regarded as a misidentification. A correction to the identity of the lice is given as Kurodaia (Kurodaia) fulvofasciata (Piaget). Key morphological differences between the genera Colpocephalum and Kurodaia are discussed, as well as possible reasons for the misidentification.

Colpocephalum cholibae; Kurodaia fulvofasciata; misidentification


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