Linognathus

Linognathus

(li-nog'nă-thŭs), In the diphthong gn, the g is silent only at the beginning of a word.
A genus of sucking lice (order Anoplura, family Linognathidae) that includes the species Linognathus africanus, the African blue louse of sheep and goats; Linognathus ovillus, the sheep body louse; Linognathus pedalis, the foot louse of sheep; Linognathus setosus, the sucking louse of the dog and other canids; Linognathus stenopsis, the sucking louse of goats; and Linognathus vituli, the "long-nosed" sucking louse, ox louse, or blue louse of cattle.
[G. linon, flax, thread, + gnathos, jaw]

Linognathus

a genus of sucking lice of the family Linognathidae, mostly parasitic on ungulates. Includes L. africanus (goats), L. ovillus (sheep face or blue louse), L. pedalis (on hairless parts of limbs of sheep, called also foot louse), L. setosus (fox, dog), L. stenopis (goat), L. vituli (cattle—called also long-nosed cattle louse).
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Linognathus vituli. By permission from Bowman DD, Georgis' Parasitology for Veterinarians 8E, Saunders, 2002
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The lice species identified were the goat blood sucking lice, Linognathus stenopsis (Burmeister) (Anoplura: Linognathidae) and the chewing or biting lice, Damalinia (Holokartikos) crassipes (Mallophaga: Ischnocera), with chewing mouthparts (they do not actually bite) (See Figs.
Linognathus occurred in 30% (18) of 60 goats and Damalinia (Bovicola) in 0.
The lice could not be ascribed to any of the 44 described Afrotropical species of Linognathus (Pajot 2000) and probably represent an undescribed species (Mey and Kirk-Spriggs, in prep.
bituberculatus Nitzsch) (Haematopinidae) from Haematobia irritans exigua de Meijere (as Lyperosia) in the Philippines; Allingham (1987): Haematopinus eurysternus (Nitzsch) (Haematopinidae) from Haematobia irritans exigua (de Meijere), at Popham Bay, Northern Territory, Australia; Bedford (1929: 502): Linognathus vituli (L.
Worth & Paterson (1960) further reported the capture of Aedes (Neomelanoconion) circumluteolus (Theobald) (Culicidae), with two Linognathus sp.
attached phoretically to a calliphorid fly in the United States; Pajot and Germain (1971): Linognathus breviceps (Piaget) (Linognathidae) from Eretmapodites cf.