Two new species of Meringis are described. Meringis disparalis, n. sp., has been most commonly taken from Dipodomys merriami but has also been taken from D. ordii and Onychomys leucogaster. Collection localities include the counties of Dona Ana, Eddy, and Luna in southern New Mexico. Meringis facilis, n. sp., has been taken from D. ordii, several other rodents, and Sylvilagus audubonii. Collection localities include Crowley County, Colorado, and Bernalillo, Chaves, and Valencia counties in New Mexico. A key to the species of ♂ Meringis is given.
Eads, Richard B.
"Two new species of fleas of the genus Meringis (Siphonaptera: Hystrichopsyllidae),"
Great Basin Naturalist: Vol. 38
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/gbn/vol38/iss4/9