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A systematic review of the feather mite genus Hyperpedalloptes Dubinin (Acariformes: Alloptidae) from Old World ibises (Pelecaniformes: Threskiornithidae), with descriptions of previously unknown adult morphs

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Hernandes, Fabio A. [1] ; Mironov, Sergey V. [2, 3]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Dept Zool, Ave 24-A, 1515, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[2] Russian Acad Sci, Zool Inst, Univ Skaya Embankment 1, St Petersburg 199034 - Russia
[3] Tyumen State Univ, 6 Volodarskogo St, Tyumen 625003 - Russia
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Review article
Source: SYSTEMATIC AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY; v. 22, n. 11, p. 1936-1958, NOV 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Hyperpedalloptes Dubinin (Analgoidea: Alloptidae) is one of the most amazing feather mite genera due to the strong hypertrophy of legs I in males, displayed asymmetrically in some species. Each of the three known species occurs on a particular ibis species of the genus Threskiornis (Pelecaniformes: Threskiornithidae). Based on examination of type and additionally collected materials, we (re) describe previously known and newly found male morphs of Hyperpedalloptes species and describe for the first time a female of H. petazophorus (Trouessart). We found that H. titanopedes Dubinin has three discrete morphs of males; those with asymmetrically hypertrophied legs I are considered to be heteromorphs, while males with symmetrically hypertrophied legs I and males without leg hypertrophy correspond to mesomorphs and homeomorphs, respectively. The previously known morphs of H. petazophorus and H. corymbophorus (Trouessart \& Neumann) with symmetrically hypertrophied legs I are treated here as mesomorphic males. (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