rhynchophthirinan

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rhynchophthirinan

any member of the suborder Rhynchophthirina of the louse order Phthiraptera, consisting of the genus Haematomyzus with two species. Although its origins and relationships are uncertain, the suborder is considered intermediate between the chewing lice and the sucking lice.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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