Checklist of chewing lice (Phthiraptera: Amblycera and Ischnocera) on birds of Peru
Peru is one of the countries with the highest diversity of birds worldwide, having about 1,876 species in its territory. However, studies focused on chewing lice (Phthiraptera) have been carried out on only a minority of bird species. The available data are distributed in 87 publications in the national and international literature. In this checklist we summarize all the records to date of chewing lice on wild and domestic birds in Peru. Among the 301 species of birds studied, 266 species of chewing lice were recorded. The localities with the highest records were the Departments of Cusco, Junín, Lima and Madre de Dios. No records of birds parasitized by these lice have been found in seven departments of Peru. Studies related to lice have only been reported in 16% of bird species in the country, indicating that research concerning chewing lice has not yet been performed for the the majority of birds in Peru.
Peru is one of the countries with the highest diversity of birds worldwide, having about 1,876 species in its territory.
This revised list was prepared from an extensive bibliographic review of reported lice records on birds from Peru from 1936 to 2020 in the main international databases, as well as physical documents from collections and museums. This list does not include the records of abstracts at scientific meetings, congresses or symposia. The nomenclature of lice follows that of Price et al. (2003) and Smith et al. (2020).
The revised list is made up of two sections: the first contains a list of the lice species, their synonyms, hosts, the locality where the birds were collected, the corresponding reference, and in some cases a comment; the second includes the list of host birds, their common name, their conservation status according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) and their respective lice. This section is arranged in alphabetical order according to the orders and families of the birds (appendix 1). The host nomenclature follows that of Schulenberg et al. (2010) and Plenge (2020). Additionally, a map of Peru with its respective departments is presented to indicate the distribution of the species and hosts registered in each department.
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Minaya, D., Príncipe, F., Iannacone, J., 2021. Checklist of chewing lice (Phthiraptera: Amblycera and Ischnocera) of the birds of Peru. Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona. Dataset/Occurrence: https://doi.org/10.15470/u1jtiu
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