Fleas: permanent satellites of small mammals Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Concluding remarks: Fleas are strongly specialized to periodic ectoparasitism on small mammals and demonstrate a variety of life histories and associations with their hosts. This makes fleas a very convenient model for testing hypotheses related to evolutionary ecology of parasitism. Some of these studies will be reviewed in further chapters of this book.

publication date

  • January 1, 2006