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New and little known feather mites (Acariformes: Astigmata) analysed with low-temperature scanning electron microscopy

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Hernandes, Fabio Akashi ; Bauchan, Gary R. ; Ochoa, Ronald
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ACAROLOGY; v. 43, n. 7, p. 499-517, 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 2

Feather mites (Acari: Astigmata) were analysed with low-temperature scanning electron microscopy, including the description of three new species: Plicatalloptes atrichogynussp. nov. (Analgoidea: Alloptidae) from the Neotropical cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus (Gmelin) (Pelecaniformes: Phalacrocoracidae), Metapterodectes saturninussp. nov. (Analgoidea; Proctophyllodidae) from the chalk-browed mockingbird Mimus saturninus (Lichtenstein) (Passeriformes: Mimidae), and Neumannella crypturellasp. nov. (Analgoidea: Dermoglyphidae) from the small-billed tinamou Crypturellus parvirostris (Wagler) (Tinamiformes: Tinamidae). In addition, two previously known species are analysed, Oustaletia pegasus Trouessart, 1855 (Pterolichoidea: Vexillariidae) from the bushy-crested hornbill Anorrhinus galeritus (Temminck) (Bucerotiformes: Bucerotidae), and Opisthocomacarus umbellifer (Trouessart, 1899) (Pterolichoidea: Pterolichidae) from the hoatzin Opisthocomus hoazin (Muller) (Opisthocomiformes: Opisthocomidae). The latter two mite species display a rich variety of setal structures. Alloptes umbrettae Gaud, 1960 (Analgoidea: Alloptidae), known from Scopus umbretta Gmelin (Pelecaniformes: Scopidae), is transferred from the genus Alloptes Canestrini to Plicatalloptes Dubinin and given a new valid name, Plicatalloptes umbrettae (Gaud, 1960) comb. nov. 8A002ADF7626 (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