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Species Bradiopsylla echidnae (Denny, 1843)

  • Pulex echidnae Denny, H. 1843. Description of six supposed new species of parasites. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 12: 312-316 [315].
    Type data:
     Status unknown, whereabouts unknown (probably lost), Tasmania (as Van Diemen's Land).
    Type host:
     Tachyglossus aculeatus (Shaw, 1792) [TACHYGLOSSIDAE] (as Echidna hystrix)

 

Distribution

States

Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria


Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)

IBRA

ACT, NSW, Qld, Tas, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Ben Lomond (BEL), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Flinders (FLI), King (KIN), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Australian Capital Territory
    • New South Wales: Murray-Darling basin, SE coastal
    • Queensland: NE coastal
    • Tasmania
    • Victoria: SE coastal

Ecological Descriptors

Ectoparasitic (host(s): Tachyglossus aculeatus (Shaw, 1792) [TACHYGLOSSIDAE] Short-beaked Echidna), sanguinivore.

Extra Ecological Information

An apparently specific parasite of the echidna.

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
12-Feb-2010 (import)