Ceratophyllidae


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Cer·a·to·phyl·li·dae

(ser'ă-tō-fil'i-dē),
A family of mammalian and axian fleas, many of which have a wide host range and serve as important vectors of plague, sustaining the infection among wild and domestic rodent hosts. Important genera include Nosopsyllus and Ceratophyllus.
[G. keras, horn, + phyllōdēs, like leaves]
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