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A new species of Proctophyllodes Robin, 1868 (Acari: Proctophyllodidae) from two tanagers of the genus Piranga Vieillot (Passeriformes: Cardinalidae) from North America

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Author(s):
Hernandes, Fabio Akashi [1] ; OConnor, Barry M. [2] ; Bauchan, Gary R. [3] ; Ochoa, Ronald [4]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Dept Zool, Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Michigan, Museum Zool, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biol, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 - USA
[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: Journal of Natural History; v. 51, n. 41-42, p. 2407-2416, 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

A new feather mite species, Proctophyllodes pirangae sp. n. (Acari: Proctophyllodidae) is described from two tanagers of the genus Piranga Vieillot, 1808 (Passeriformes: Cardinalidae) in North America: the Scarlet Tanager, Piranga olivacea (Gmelin) and the Western Tanager, Piranga ludoviciana (Wilson) (Passeriformes: Cardinalidae) from North America. The new species belongs to the anthi species group and differs from the most similar species, Proctophyllodes polyxenus Atyeo and Braasch, by having in males, the aedeagus and genital sheath extending to or slightly beyond the level of setae g, the anterior margin of the opisthogastric shield shallowly concave, and its posterior margin nearly square-shaped, and the lamellae smaller; in females, both the lobar cleft and the transverse band of soft tegument at level of setae h1 are considerably narrower. (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