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Strigiphilus sp..JPG
Undetermined Strigiphilus species from a Ural owl (Strix uralensis), side view
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Phthiraptera
Suborder: Ischnocera
Family: Philopteridae (disputed)
Burmeister, 1838

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.

Selected genera[edit]

Some notable species are also listed.