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Two new feather mite species (Acari, Pteronyssidae) from the white-barred piculet, Picumnus cirratus (Ayes, Piciformes)

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Author(s):
Hernandes, Fabio Akashi [1]
Total Authors: 1
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Dept Zool, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: FOLIA PARASITOLOGICA; v. 59, n. 4, p. 301-307, DEC 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 6
Abstract

Two new species of the feather mite family Pteronyssidae Oudemans, 1941 are described from the white-barred piculet, Picumnus cirratus Temminck from Brazil: Pterotrogus picumni sp. n. and Ramphastobius scutatus sp. n., representing the first mites described from this host. Pterotrogus picumni sp. n. can be readily distinguished from all previous species of the simplex group by having dorsal crest on femora I and II in both sexes. This is the first representative of the genus Pterotrogus Gaud, 1981 recorded on a host of the genus Picumnus Temminck. Ramphastobius scutatus sp. n. is unique among species of the genus by having in both sexes the prodorsal and scapular shields fused into a single propodonotal shield covering all prodorsum. An updated key to known species of the genus Ramphastobius Gaud, 1981 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