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Haematopinus apri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Phthiraptera
Suborder: Anoplura
Family: Haematopinidae
Enderlein, 1904
Genus: Haematopinus
Leach, 1815

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Haematopinus is a genus of insects in the suborder Anoplura, the sucking lice. It is the only genus in the family Haematopinidae,[1] known commonly as the ungulate lice.[2] All known species are of importance in veterinary medicine.[1] These lice are some of the worst ectoparasites of domestic animals.[3] Species infest many domesticated and wild large mammals, including cattle, horses, donkeys, swine, water buffalo, African buffalo, antelope, zebra, deer, and camels.[3]

Species include:[4]


  1. ^ a b Scofield, A., et al. (2012). Infestation by Haematopinus quadripertusus on cattle in São Domingos do Capim, state of Pará, Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária 21(3), 315-18.
  2. ^ Haematopinidae (ungulate lice). Uniprot.
  3. ^ a b Meleney, W. P. and K. C. Kim. (1974). A comparative study of cattle-infesting Haematopinus, with redescription of H. quadripertusus Fahrenholz, 1916 (Anoplura: Haematopinidae). The Journal of Parasitology 60(3), 507-22.
  4. ^ Haematopinus. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).