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A note on the presence of the Elephant Louse Haematomyzus elephantis piaget (Mallophaga: Rhynchophthirina) in the Kruger National Park

L.E.O Braack
Koedoe | Vol 27, No 1 | a557 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v27i1.557 | © 1984 L.E.O Braack | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 December 1984 | Published: 01 December 1984

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L.E.O Braack, National Parks Board of Trustees, South Africa

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Abstract

First described in 1869, this rather unusual insect has been found to be a common ectoparasite on the Indian elephant (Elephas maximus), and has been collected in low numbers from the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) in nearly all of sub-saharan Africa (Ledger 1979, The arthropod parasites of vertebrates in Africa south of the Sahara (Ethiopian Region) Vol. IV.

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