The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Xenopsylla nesiotes Jordan & Rothschild, 1908:47

Christmas Island flea



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Loemopsylla nesiotes Jordan & Rothschild, 1908:47


Conservation Status

Last Record: 1903 or before



Christmas Island, Australia












Original scientific description:

Jordan, Karl and Rothschild, N. C. (1908). Revision of the non-combed eyed SIphonaptera. Parasitology 1(1): 1-100, 7 pls.


Other references:

Kwak, Mackenzie L. (2018). Australia’s vanishing fleas (Insecta: Siphonaptera): a case study in methods for the assessment and conservation of threatened flea species. Journal of Insect Conservation. doi: [Abstract]

New TR, Lambkin KJ, Calder AA (1996) Zoological catalogue of Australia Volume 28 (Neuroptera, Strepsiptera, Mecoptera, Siphonaptera). CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.


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