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A new asymmetrical feather mite of the genus Michaelia Trouessart, 1884 (Astigmata: Freyanidae) from the Neotropical Cormorant, Phalacrocorax brasilianus (Pelecaniformes)

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Hernandes, Fabio A. [1] ; Mironov, Sergey V. [2] ; Bauchan, Gary R. [3] ; Ochoa, Ronald A. [4]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Dept Zool, Ave 24-A, 1515, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[2] Russian Acad Sci, Inst Zool, Univ Skaya Embankment 1, St Petersburg 199034 - Russia
[3] USDA, Electron & Confocal Microscopy Unit, Beltsville Agr Res Ctr, Beltsville, MD 20705 - USA
[4] USDA, Systemat Entomol Lab, Beltsville Agr Res Ctr, Beltsville, MD 20705 - USA
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: ACAROLOGIA; v. 56, n. 1, p. 45-61, 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 4

Species of the feather mite genus Michaelia Trouessart, 1884 are notable for striking bilateral asymmetry in males, displayed in the structure of the anterior legs (both hetero- and homeomorphs) and the opisthosomal lobes (heteromorphs). A new species of this genus, Michaelia neotropica Hernandes and Mironov n. sp., is described from the Neotropical Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus (Pelecaniformes: Phalacrocoracidae) from Brazil. It differs from M. urile (Dubinin, 1953) by having a narrower incision on the inner margins of the opisthosomal lobes anterior to setae h1, and relatively longer legs I with the ambulacrum reaching the midlevel of elongated tarsus II. A key to heteromorphic males of the genus Michaelia is provided. (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