Malacopsylloidea

Rhopalopsyllus sp. in Dominican amber, from Poinar (2014).

Belongs within: Siphonaptera.

The Malacopsylloidea are a group of fleas mostly found on Neotropical rodents with the exception of the genus Parapsyllus found on sub-Antarctic seabirds (Dunnet & Marson 1991).

<==MalacopsylloideaDM91
|--MalacopsyllidaeGE05
`--RhopalopsyllidaeDM91
| i. s.: ParapsyllusDM91
| |--P. australiacusDM91
| |--P. magellanicusA71
| `--P. tayloriD70
`--RhopalopsyllinaeL07
|--RhopalopsyllusGE05
`--PolygenisL07
|--P. (Polygenis)L07
| |--P. (P.) axius (Jordan & Rothschild 1923)L07
| |--P. (P.) bohlsi (Wagner 1901)L07
| `--P. (P.) platensis (Jordan & Rothschild 1908)L07
`--P. (Neopolygenis)L07
|--P. (N.) atopus (Jordan & Rothschild 1922)L07
`--P. (N.) massoiai Del Ponte 1967L07

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[A71] Askew, R. R. 1971. Parasitic Insects. Heinemann Educational Books: London.

[D70] Dunnet, G. M. 1970. Siphonaptera (fleas). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers pp. 647–655. Melbourne University Press.

[DM91] Dunnet, G. M., & D. K. Mardon. 1991. Siphonaptera (fleas). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 2 pp. 705–716. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[GE05] Grimaldi, D., & M. S. Engel. 2005. Evolution of the Insects. Cambridge University Press: New York.

[L07] Lareschi, M. 2007. Seasonal occurrence of ectoparasites associated with the water rat Scapteromys aquaticus (Muridae, Sigmodontinae) from Punta Lara, Argentina. In: Morales-Malacara, J. B., V. M. Behan-Pelletier, E. Ueckermann, T. M. Pérez, E. G. Estrada-Venegas & M. Badii (eds) Acarology XI: Proceedings of the International Congress pp. 233–240. Instituto de Biología and Faculdad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Acarología: México.

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