Dik, Bilal; Kirpik, Mehmet Ali; Inak, Sedat; Uslu, Ugur
Chewing lice (Phthiraptera) species found on Turkish shorebirds (Charadriiformes)
Approximately 4.500 species of lice have been so far described, with about 4.000 species seen on birds and with 3.000 species in the suborder Ischnocera 1. There are 465 bird species so far recorded in Turkey and the actual total is likely to exceed 500 species. However, the chewing lice fauna of these birds is almost unknown. Some recent studies on this subject have resulted in new findings 2-10. Nevertheless, these few studies reported on only a handful of chewing louse species and there is a large potential for discovery.
Caucasus University Journal of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Kafkas Universitesi Veteriner Fakultesi Dergisi)
University of Utah
Dik, B., Sekercioglu, C., Kirpik, M. A., Inak, S., & Uslu, U. (2010). Chewing lice (Phthiraptera) species found on Turkish shorebirds (Charadriiformes). Kafkas Universitesi Veteriner Fakultesi Dergisi, 16(5), 867-74.
(c)Caucasus University Journal of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Kafkas Universitesi Veteriner Fakultesi Dergisi)