Shared parasites.

Robin Leech releech at TELUSPLANET.NET
Wed Oct 20 23:15:41 CDT 2004


And, I bet, if you looked on more mammals, perhaps some monkeys or apes,
too.
Robin Leech
----- Original Message -----
From: <Don.Colless at CSIRO.AU>
To: <TAXACOM at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 9:53 PM
Subject: Shared parasites.


One should not get too carried away by the sharing of parasites. The
so-called "human flea" is typically found "primarily on man and dogs, but at
times on rats, cats, hogs and cattle". The quote is from Faust and Russell,
the parasitologists' bible.

Don Colless,
Div of Entomology, CSIRO,
GPO Box 1700,
Canberra. 2601.
Email: don.colless at csiro.au
Tuz li munz est miens envirun




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