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A review of the genus Anisodiscus Gaud & Mouchet (Acari, Proctophyllodidae) from Madagascar sunbirds (Passeriformes: Nectariniidae), with observations on male genital morphology

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Author(s):
Hernandes, Fabio A. [1] ; OConnor, Barry M. [2]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista. Dept Zool
[2] Univ Michigan. Museum Zool
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Acarology; v. 39, n. 5, p. 423-434, JUL 31 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 4
Abstract

In the present article, we review the feather mites of the genus Anisodiscus Gaud \& Mouchet, 1957 associated with sunbirds of Madagascar (Passeriformes: Nectariniidae). Anisodiscus goodmanisp. nov. is described from Cinnyris sovimanga (Gmelin, 1788). This species, as far as we know, bears the longest male intromittent organ (aedeagus) in relation to its body size of any described mite. Anisodiscus megalurus (Trouessart, 1899) is redescribed and illustrated for the first time based on type specimens from the Trouessart collection and recently collected material.http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F1E8A6DB-63CD-4A36- 99C5-DC54184FAAE7 (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