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Revista chilena de historia natural

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CASTRO, DOLORES DEL CARMEN  and  CICCHINO, ARMANDO. The species of the genus Gyropus Nitzch, 1818 (Phthiraptera:  Gyropidae) parasitic on the Octodontidae (Mammalia: Rodentia). Rev. chil. hist. nat. [online]. 2002, vol.75, n.2, pp.293-298. ISSN 0716-078X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-078X2002000200003.

The purpose of this paper is to give full specific status to the subspecies Gyropus parvus elongatus Castro, Cicchino & Torres-Mura, 1987, to describe the new species Gyropus distinctus collected in Octodon degus and O. lunatus from central Chile, along with an analysis of the possible causes than could explain their geographic and host range distributions known to date for these three species

Keywords : Phthiraptera; Gyropus; Octodontidae.

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