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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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(2000) A taxonomic review of the North American genus Orchopeas Jordan, 1933 (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae: Ceratophyllinae).
Fleas (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae, Ctenophthalmidae) from rodents in five southwestern states.
Laboratory evaluation of fipronil and imidacloprid topical insecticides for control of the plague vector Oropsylla montana (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae) on California ground squirrels (Rodentia: Sciuridae).
hirsuta (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae) dominates the flea fauna (3-4).
The Ceratophyllidae: key to the genera and host relationships.
wolffhuegeli, una hembra (PNG 815); Ceratophyllidae, Ceratophyllinae: Nosopsyllus sp., un macho (PNG 815); Tiamastus sp., un macho (PNG 824).
Detection of novel Bartonella strains and Yersinia pestis in prairie dogs and their fleas (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae and Pulicidae) using multiplex PCR.
They found 374 fleas (Pulicidae and Ceratophyllidae), mostly in the resting chambers.
Bird nests harbor ectoparasites such as pigeon fleas (Ceratophyllus columbae Gervais (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae)), chicken mites (Dermanyssus gallinae De Geer (Acarina: Dermanyssidae)), ticks (Argas reflexus Fabricius (Acari: Argasidae)), and biting lice.
Temporal dynamics of early-phase transmission of Yersinia pestis by unblocked fleas: secondary infectious feeds prolong efficient transmission by Oropsylla montana (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae).
The natural invasion of artificial cliff swallow nests by Oeciacus vicarius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) and Ceratophyllus petrochelidoni (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae).