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A new species of the quill mite genus ChenophilaKethley, 1970 (Acariformes: Syringophilidae) from the Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris (Menetries) (Anseriformes: Anatidae) in Turkey

Mateusz Zmudzinski and Markus Unsoeld
From the journal Acta Parasitologica


A new species of parasitic mite of the family Syringophilidae (Acariformes: Cheyletoidea), Chenophila marmaronettasp. nov. is described from the secondary quill feathers of Marmaronetta angustirostris (Menetries) (Anseriformes: Anatidae) from Turkey. This species differs from closely related Ch. platyrhynchosTymcio et al., 2013 by the presence of 9 chambers in each medial branch of the peritremes (vs 5 chambers in Ch. platyrhynchos), length of the stylophore 220–235 (vs 255–275), and lengths of setae vi, ve, d1 and d2 40–55, 65–70, 90–105 and 170, respectively (vs 65–85, 80–100, 130–170 and 85–150).


We would like to thank Maciej Skoracki (AMU) for his help during this work. We also thank Dietrich Ristow (ZSM) for making available samples of feathers for the present study.


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Received: 2016-9-28
Revised: 2016-12-8
Accepted: 2017-1-17
Published Online: 2017-4-18
Published in Print: 2017-6-1

© 2017 W. Stefański Institute of Parasitology, PAS

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