Philopteridae

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Philopteridae
Strigiphilus sp..JPG
Undetermined Strigiphilus species from a Ural owl (Strix uralensis), side view
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Philopteridae (disputed)

Burmeister, 1838
Genera

Numerous, see text

The Philopteridae are a family of Ischnocera, chewing lice mostly parasitic on birds.

The taxonomy and systematics of the group are in need of revision; the Philopteridae are almost certainly paraphyletic.[citation needed]

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Some notable species are also listed.

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