Pedicinus

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Pedicinus

a genus of lice that infests monkeys. Members of the family Pediculidae.

Pedicinus eurygaster
found on macaques.
Pedicinus mjobergi
found on howler monkeys.
Pedicinus obtusus
found on leaf and green monkeys and baboons.
Pedicinus patas
found on colobus monkeys.
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By means of stereomicroscopy, the louse was then identified as Pedicinus obtusus (Figure 1, panel B), a macaque-specific ectoparasite, according to morphologic criteria (9,10).
Diagnosis and therapy of Pedicinus obtusus Infection on Macaca mulatta.