Strigiphilus garylarsoni

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Strigiphilus garylarsoni
Strigiphilus garylarsoni Clayton 1990 NHMUK010693502 zoom.jpg
Holotype ♂; paratype ♀.
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S. garylarsoni
Binomial name
Strigiphilus garylarsoni

Strigiphilus garylarsoni is a species of chewing louse found only on owls. The species has no common name.

The species was first described by biologist Dale H. Clayton in 1990.

Host[edit]

Its type host is the Northern white-faced owl (Ptilopsis leucotis).[1]

Distribution[edit]

The type location is Ndola, Zambia.[1]

Etymology[edit]

It was named after Gary Larson, creator of the syndicated cartoon The Far Side. In a letter to Larson, Clayton praised the cartoonist for "the enormous contribution that my colleagues and I feel you have made to biology through your cartoons." In his book The Prehistory of the Far Side, Larson stated, "I considered this an extreme honor. Besides, I knew no one was going to write and ask to name a new species of swan after me. You have to grab these opportunities when they come along."[3] Clayton wrote he honored Larson "in appreciation of the unique light he has shed on the workings of nature."[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Clayton, Dale H. (1990). "Host Specificity of Strigiphilus Owl Lice (Ischnocera: Philopteridae), with the Description of New Species and Host Associations" (PDF). Journal of Medical Entomology. 27 (3): 258–260. doi:10.1093/jmedent/27.3.257.
  2. ^ "Strigiphilus garylarsoni Clayton, D.H.". Phthiraptera.info. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  3. ^ Larson, Gary (1989). The Prehistory of the Far Side. Andrews and McMeel. ISBN 0-8362-1851-5.

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