Saemundssonia jamaicensis Timmermann, 1962



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Puffinoecus jamaicensis Timmermann, 1962


Conservation Status

Extinct (Carlton, 2023)

Last record: 1879 (Carlton, 2023)





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Timmermann, G. (1962). Neue Zangenläuse (Mallophaga, Philopteridae) von procellariiformen und charadriiformen Wirten. Z. Parasitenkd. 21: 426-436.


Other references:

Carlton, James T. (2013). Global marine extinctions in historical time: What we know and why we don’t know (a lot) more, pp. 23-29. In: Brand, F. (ed.). Marine Extinctions—Patterns and Processes. Monaco: CIESM Publisher.

Carlton, James T. (2023). Marine Invertebrate Neoextinctions: An Update and Call for Inventories of Globally Missing Species. Diversity 15(6): 782.

Rozsa, Lajos and Vas, Zoltán. (2015). Co-extinct and critically co-endangered species of parasitic lice, and conservation-induced extinction: Should lice be reintroduced to their hosts? Oryx 49: 107-110. 10.1017/S0030605313000628


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