Abstract

Only one species of this genus is known, namely E. ambulans, Olliff. This extraordinary flea was obtained from a Porcupine Ant Eater (Tachyglossus aculeatus, Shaw = Echidna hystrix). Olliff in his paper " Description of a New Aphanipterous Insect from New South Wales," says that it "was found in large numbers on a Porcupine Ant Eater (Echidna hystrix) which was recently added to the collection of the Australian Museum." As a matter of fact I only know of three specimens, and these are in our cabinet. They are probably the only specimens in any collection. Our specimens are mounted on one slide and labelled "Echidnophaga ambulans, Olliff, on Echidna hystrix, N.S.W. TYPE."

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Rainbow, 1905, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(2): 101–109
Author
W. J. Rainbow
Year
1905
Title
Notes on Australian Siphonaptera
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
6
Issue
2
Start Page
101
End Page
109
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.6.1905.993
Language
English
Plates
plate xxiii
Date Published
15 September 1905
Cover Date
15 September 1905
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
06 August 2009
Reference Number
993
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