Ceratophyllus

Ceratophyllus

(ser'ă-tof'-ă-lŭs),
A genus of fleas (family Ceratophyllidae) found in temperate climates; includes important fleas of poultry such as Ceratophyllus niger, the western chicken flea, and Ceratophyllus gallinae, the European chicken flea, although these fleas have a wide range of hosts, including humans.
[cerat- (kerat-) + G. phyllon, leaf]

Ceratophyllus

/Cer·a·to·phyl·lus/ (ser″ah-tof´ĭ-lus) a genus of fleas.

Ceratophyllus

a genus of fleas in the order Siphonaptera. Includes Ceratophyllus columbae, C. (Nosopsyllus) fasciatus, C. gallinae, C. garei, C. niger (Western chicken flea—rodents and wild birds).
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Isolation and characterization of 23 microsatellite loci in the hen flea Ceratophyllus gallinae.
A few specimens of Ctenocephalides canis (dog flea), Pulex irritans (human flea), and Ceratophyllus gallinae (hen flea) were also identified (Table 1).
The natural invasion of artificial cliff swallow nests by Oeciacus vicarius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) and Ceratophyllus petrochelidoni (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae).
felis, Ceratophyllus gallinae, Ceratophyllus columbae, and Archaeopsylla erinacei, may infest humans.