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Ruminant Lice Key

1. Ruminant Lice with head wider than thorax
                                            ................................... Bovicola (Damalinia) sp.
2. Ruminant Lice with head narrower than thorax
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3. All tarsal claws are large compound claws
                                            ................................... Haematopinus sp.
4. First pair of tarsal claws are small simple claws
                                             ................................... Linognathus sp.

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