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Taxonomic Serial No.: 103337

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Suborder  
  Common Name(s): biting lice [English]
    chewing lice [English]
  Valid Name: Amblycera Kellogg, 1896
    Ischnocera Kellogg, 1896
    Rhynchophthirina Ferris, 1931
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: 2007   

  Expert: Vincent S. Smith  
  Notes: Wellcome Trust Junior Research Fellow, Graham Kerr Building, DEEB, IBLS, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ. UK   
  Reference for: Mallophaga    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Mallophaga, biting lice [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Price, Roger D., Ronald A. Hellenthal, Ricardo L. Palma, Kevin P. Johnson, and Dale H. Clayton  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title: The Chewing Lice: World Checklist and Biological Overview   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Illinois Natural History Survey Special Publication 24   
  Page(s): x + 501   
  Publisher: Illinois Natural History Survey   
  Publication Place: Springfield, Illinois, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-882932-08-0, 0888-9546  
  Reference for: Mallophaga, chewing lice [English]   

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  Comment: 'Within Phthiraptera, the term "Mallophaga" (i.e. the chewing lice) is indisputably paraphyletic [...] It came into common usage early in the 1800's and is still sometimes used by non specialists to refer to chewing lice. To keep things accurate I would synonymize Mallophaga with all three suborders i.e. Rhynchophthirina, Ischnocera and Amblycera'  



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