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dc.contributor.authorCressey, Roger Fen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-22T00:41:37Z
dc.date.available2014-08-22T00:41:37Z
dc.date.issued1958
dc.date.submitted1958
dc.identifier.otherb14754368
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/8557
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Boston Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractBetween April 1957 and April 1958 fleas of both mammals and birds vrere collected in New England by the author. In addition to these collections specimens of fleas from the 1956-1957 Rhode Island State Mammal Survey were studied. These two sources of material resulted in descriptions of the following eighteen species of fleas: Cediopsylla simplex Hoplopsyllus lynx Ctenocephalides canis Ctenocephalides felis Saphiopsylla bishopi Stenoponia americana Epitedia wenmanni Ctenonhthalmus pseudagyrtes Doratopsylla blarinae Oropsylla arctomys Odontopsyllus multispinosus Orchopeas leucopus Orchopeas howardi Ceratophyllus gallinae Megabothris asio Mononsyllus vison Nosopsyllus fasciatus Peromyscopsylla hesperomys Photographs of both sexes of each species plus camera lucida drawings of the heads and genitalia of each flea are included in the descriptions. Fourteen new host records for New England are cited as follows: Ctenocephalides felis on Procvon lotor Sauhiopsylla bishopi on Microtus pennsyvanicus Stenoponia americana on Clethrionomys gapperi Ctenophthalmus pseudagyrtes on Clethrionomys gapperi Ctenouhthalmus pseudagyrtes on Pitymys pinetorum Ctenophthalmus nseudagyrtes on Sylvilagus floridanus Doratopsylla blarinae on Rattus norvegicus Orchopeas leucopus on Rattus norvegicus Orchopeas leucopus on Tamias striatus Orchoneas howardi on Urocyon cinereoargentus Ceratophyllus gallinae on Turdus migratorius Ceratonhyllus gallinae on Passer domesticus Ceratonhyllus gallinae on Colaptes auratus Monopsyllus vison on Mustela vison In addition to these new host records one flea, Saphiopsylla bishopi, is recorded for the first time from New England.en_US
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dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.rightsBased on investigation of the BU Libraries' staff, this work is free of known copyright restrictions.en_US
dc.titleSiphonaptera of New England.en_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineBiologyen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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