Co-extinct and critically co-endangered species of parasitic lice, and conservation-induced extinction: Should lice be reintroduced to their hosts?

L. Rózsa, Zoltán Vas

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Abstract

The co-extinction of parasitic taxa and their host species is considered a common phenomenon in the current global extinction crisis. However, information about the conservation status of parasitic taxa is scarce. We present a global list of co-extinct and critically co-endangered parasitic lice (Phthiraptera), based on published data on their host-specificity and their hosts' conservation status according to the IUCN Red List. We list six co-extinct and 40 (possibly 41) critically co-endangered species. Additionally, we recognize 2-4 species that went extinct as a result of conservation efforts to save their hosts. Conservationists should consider preserving host-specific lice as part of their efforts to save species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-110
Number of pages4
JournalOryx
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 26 2015

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Keywords

  • co-extinction
  • Conservation-induced extinction
  • critically co-endangered
  • lice
  • parasites
  • Phthiraptera

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  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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Co-extinct and critically co-endangered species of parasitic lice, and conservation-induced extinction : Should lice be reintroduced to their hosts? / Rózsa, L.; Vas, Zoltán.

In: Oryx, Vol. 49, No. 1, 26.01.2015, p. 107-110.

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