Haematopinus oliveri

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Haematopinus oliveri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Phthiraptera
Family: Haematopinidae
Genus: Haematopinus
Species: H. oliveri
Binomial name
Haematopinus oliveri
Mishra & Singh, 1978

Haematopinus oliveri, known commonly as the pygmy hog-sucking louse, is a critically endangered species of insect in the suborder Anoplura, the sucking lice. It is an ectoparasite found only on another critically endangered species, the Pygmy hog (Porcula salvania). It is endemic to India and can now only be found in parts of north-western Assam.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Gerlach, J. (2014). "Haematopinus oliveri". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T9621A21423551. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T9621A21423551.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ Critically Endangered Animal Species of India. http://www.moef.nic.in/downloads/public-information/critically_endangered_booklet.pdf