Xenopsylla nesiotes (Jordan & Rothschild, 1908:47)

Christmas Island flea



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Loemopsylla nesiotes Jordan & Rothschild, 1908:47 (original combination)


Conservation Status

Extinct (Kwak, 2018)

Last record: 1903 or before



Christmas Island, Australia


Biology & Ecology










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, Tim R., Lambkin, K. J. and Calder, A. A. (1996). Zoological catalogue of Australia Volume 28 (Neuroptera, Strepsiptera, Mecoptera, Siphonaptera). Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing.


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