Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1942

Department

Biology

Journal

Pacific University Bulletin

Description

For the past few years various agencies collecting fleas in south central Oregon have listed a small pale ground squirrel flea found there as Thrassis francisi C. Fox 1927. During 1939 the writer sent specimens of this species from Terrebonne, Oregon to Dr. Karl Jordan of the British Museum and asked for a verification of determination. Dr. Jordan replied that according to the original description the species was not typical and should be described as new.

The flea was determined to be Thrassis rockwoodi, a new species.

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