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Cystoidosoma hermaphroditus sp n., the first representative of the quill mite family Ascouracaridae (Acari: Astigmata: Pterolichoidea) from an owl (Aves: Strigiformes)

Hernandes, Fabio Akashi [1] ; OConnor, Barry M. [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Dept Zool, BR-13506900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Michigan, Museum Zool, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biol, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 - USA
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: FOLIA PARASITOLOGICA; v. 62, JUL 22 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 1

The mite family Ascouracaridae Gaud et Atyeo, 1976 contains large-sized mites (mostly > 1 mm) which live inside the quills of birds of several orders. To date, no representative of this family has been found associated with the order Strigiformes (owls). In this paper, a new species of this family, Cystoidosoma hermaphroditus sp. n., is described from the tropical screech owl, Megascops choliba (Vieillot) (Aves: Strigiformes) from Brazil. This species is unique in having an external spermaduct, a primary duct and a rudimentary bursa copulatrix present in males. This is the first astigmatan feather mite described from the order Strigiformes in this country. A key to adults of the genus Cystoidosoma Gaud et Atyeo, 1976 of the world is presented. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50145-0 - Diversity and taxonomy of feather mites (Arachnida: Acari: Astigmata) on birds of Brazil
Grantee:Fábio Rau Akashi Hernandes
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Young Investigators Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/20805-8 - Diversity and taxonomy of feather mites (Arachnida: Acari: Astigmata) on Passeriformes (Aves) in Brazil
Grantee:Fábio Rau Akashi Hernandes
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - BIOTA - Young Researchers