Pygiopsyllidae

Bandicoot flea Pygiopsylla hoplia, copyright R. E. Pugh.

Belongs within: Siphonaptera.

The Pygiopsyllidae are a group of fleas that is most diverse in Australasia, with further representatives in tropical Asia and South America. The majority of species feed on marsupials and rodents with a smaller number found on birds (Dunnet & Mardon 1991).

<==Pygiopsyllidae DM91
|  i. s.: Austropsylla DM91
|–Lycopsyllinae DM91
|    |–Lycopsylla nova DM91
|    |–Uropsylla tasmanica DM91
|    |–Bradiopsylla echidnae DM91
|    `–Choristopsylla ochi DM91
|–Stivaliinae DM91
|    |–Parastivalius novaeguineae DM91
|    |–Stivalius rectus D70
|    `–Metastivalius DM91
|         |–M. molestus DM91
|         `–M. rectus DM91
`–Pygiopsyllinae DM91
|–Notiopsylla kerguelensis DM91
|–Geohollandia solida DM91
|–Wurunjerria warnekei DM91
|–Hoogstraalia vandiemeni DM91
|–Acanthopsylla DM91
|    |–A. jordani DM91
|    `–A. scintilla D70
|–Bibikovana DM91
|    |–B. rainbowi DM91
|    `–B. tiptoni DM91
`–Pygiopsylla DM91
|–P. hoplia DM91
|–P. phiola DM91
`–P. rainbowi D70

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[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).

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