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Stephanocircidae

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Overview 
The 9 species of stephanocircids, in 2 genera, are the spectacular helmet-fleas of Australia, so-called because of a striking modification of the head. The Australian representatives are in the endemic subfamily  Stephanocircinae , while there is also an endemic South American subfamily, Craneopsyllinae. Stephanocircus species and subspecies occur on a variety of marsupial and rodent hosts. Coronapsylla is close to Stephanocircus, and monotypic; C. jarvisi is known from Antechinus spp. in south-eastern Australia.



Stephanocircus concinnus, male
 


 

 

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