Shared parasites.

Robin Leech releech at TELUSPLANET.NET
Sat Oct 23 07:37:38 CDT 2004


So it is possible, then, that early Homo picked up the lice from the
critters being hunted and killed, and not from co-habitation of
suspected different Homo species.  Yes?
I know that when I collected birds and small mammals for their
ectoparasites, the parasites frequently wandered onto my hands
and lower arms - lice and fleas in particular.
Robin Leech
----- Original Message -----
From: "Les Watson" <leswatson at WESTNET.COM.AU>
To: <TAXACOM at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU>
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 10:42 PM
Subject: Re: Shared parasites.


> Well, they ARE all closely related. What about marsupials, birds, reptiles
... ?
>
> >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
> >
>
> Dr. Les Watson
> 10, Maitland Avenue
> Little Grove, Albany,         Email: leswatson at westnet.com.au
> WA 6330, Australia            Phone: +61 (8) 98 44 4398
>




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