Compiles and interprets information on the diversity, distribution, and adaptations of parasitic arthropods that provides the basis for studies on the evolution of biological relationships between parasites and hosts. Focuses on obligate, permanent parasites of the Insecta and Acariincluding Anoplura, Mallophaga, Siphonaptera and miscellaneous parasitic insects, mites, and ticks. Coevolutionary theories are reviewed and new models are presented for the evolution of parasitic arthropods and mammals.
Table of Contents
EVOLUTION OF PARASITE-HOST SYSTEM.
Evolutionary Relationships of Parasitic Arthropods and Mammals (Ke Chung Kim).
Coevolution as a Process: What Parasites of Animals and Plants Don't Have in Common (Daniel H. Janzen).
Mammals as Evolutionary Partners (Robert M. Timm and Barbara L. Clauson).
Patterns of Insect Parasitism in Mammals (K. Kim and P. Adler).
Evolution and Host Associations of Anoplura (Ke Chung Kim).
Evolution of Mallophaga on Mammals (K. C. Emerson and Rogers D. Price).
Evolution of Mesostigmate Mites of Mammals (F. Radovsky).
Tick and Mammal Coevolution, with Emphasis on Haemaphysalis (H. Hoogstraal and K. Kim).
Parasitism and Coevolution: Epilogue (K. Kim).
List of Parasitic Arthropods Associated With Mammals.
List of Mammals Associated With Parasitic Arthropods.