Rallicola extinctus

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Rallicola extinctus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Phthiraptera
Family: Philopteridae
Genus: Rallicola
Subgenus: Huiacola
R. extinctus
Binomial name
Rallicola extinctus
(Mey, 1990)
  • Huiacola extinctus Mey, 1990

Rallicola extinctus is an extinct species of phtilopterid louse.[1] This parasite was only known to live on the now extinct huia and is thought to have become extinct with its host.[2] It was initially placed in its own separate genus, Huiacola, which means "huia inhabitant". It was endemic to New Zealand's North Island.


  1. ^ Palma, R. L. (1999): Amendments and additions to the 1982 list of chewing lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) from birds in New Zealand. Notornis 46(3): 373–387. PDF fulltext Archived 2009-03-03 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Mey, Eberhard (1990): Eine neue ausgestorbene Vogel-Ischnozere von Neuseeland, Huiacola extinctus (Insecta, Phthiraptera). Zoologischer Anzeiger 224(1/2): 49-73. [German with English abstract] PDF fulltext Archived 2007-10-12 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

  • Article containing an image of R. extinctus.