Taxon profile


Siphonaptera Latreille, 1825

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  cohors Endopterygota

Scientific synonyms

Aphaniptera Kirby & Spence, 1815


Xenopsylla cheopis - Oriental Rat Flea

Xenopsylla cheopis - Oriental Rat Flea, female

Author: MUDr. Miroslav Förstl a Josef Vích

Functions restricted to taxon Siphonaptera

Included taxa

Number of records: 14

superfamily Ceratophylloidea Dampf, 1908
superfamily Hystrichopsylloidea Tiraboschi, 1904
superfamily Pulicoidea Billberg, 1820
superfamily Vermipsylloidea Wagner, 1889
superfamily Ancistropsylloidea Toumanoff et Fuller, 1947
superfamily Coptopsylloidea Wagner, 1928
superfamily Macropsylloidea Oudemans, 1909
superfamily Malacopsylloidea Baker, 1905
superfamily Pygiopsylloidea Medvedev, 1998
superfamily Stephanocircidoidea Wagner, 1928

Fossil taxa

family Pseudopulicidae Gao et al., 2012
family Saurophthiridae Ponomarenko, 1976
family Tarwiniidae Huang et al., 2013

Links and literature

Data source info

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra
Australian Faunal Directory Checklist Output
Generation Date: October 23, 2008 01:10:04 PMGMT
[Data retrieved on: 27 November 2008]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea
Soledad Gomez Lopez, Drs Maria (ed.). 2008. Siphonaptera. Fauna Europaea version 1.3,
[Data retrieved on: 20 September 2008]

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extinct taxon

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon