Archivos de medicina veterinaria
versión impresa ISSN 0301-732X
GONZALEZ-ACUNA, D; LARA, J y CICCHINO, A. New records of lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) from domestic and ornamental birds from Chile. Arch. med. vet. [online]. 2009, vol.41, n.2, pp.181-184. ISSN 0301-732X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0301-732X2009000200013.
The objective of this study was to confirm and update previous records of Phthiraptera in domestic and ornamental birds of Chile, through the examination of the plumage of the birds. The presence of Menopon gallinae, Goniodes gigas, Goniocotes gallinae and Menacanthus stramineus species on the domestic fowl Gallus gallus domesticus was confirmed, and the Menacanthus pallidulus is reported for the first time in Chile. In ornamental birds, seven species of lice were reported for the first time in Chile: M. stramineus in wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), Goniodes pavonis and Amrysidea minuta in the Indian Peafowl, Goniocotes chrysocephalus and Oxylipeurus colchicus in the Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), and Anaticola anseris and Trinoton anserinum in the Greylag Goose (Anser anser).
Palabras clave : birds; lice; Phthiraptera.