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.

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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