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Description of Haemaphysalis (Alloceraea) Kolonini sp. nov., a new species in subgenus Alloceraea Schulze (Ixodidae: Haemaphysalis) in China

Chun-Hong Du, Yi Sun, Rong-Man Xu and ZongTi Shao
From the journal Acta Parasitologica

Abstract

Southeastern Asia has been postulated as probably the original sites of genus Haemaphysalis, where numerous structurally advanced haemaphysalids now occur. Because of its phylogenetic and biological interest, we report the discovery of a structurally primitive new species Haemaphysalis (A.) kolonini belonging to subgenus Alloceraea from Baoshan and Weixi cities, Yunnan province, southwestern China. Both the morphological and phylogenic characteristics of the species support congruently to erect Hae. (A.) kolonini as a new species. The male and female adults of Haemaphysalis (A.) kolonini are respectively described and illustrated. Taxonomic discussion and keys to Alloceraea species in China are also provided to be able to distinguish species that are close morphologically.

  1. Financial support. This work was supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of P. R. China (grant number 2006FY120100) and National Critical Project for Science and Technology on Infectious Disease of P. R. China (grant number 2017ZX10303404), Critical Program of State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity of China (SKLPBS1504), Natural Science Foundation of China (81360413), Program of Cultivation of Technological Innovative Talents of Yunnan Province (2014HB093).

  2. Conflict of interest statement. Authors declare no conflict of interests.

Acknowledgments

We are grateful to Prof. Chen Jun, IZCAS, for providing type species and constructive advices of the manuscript.

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Suplementary

Supplemental Fig. S1 Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype) in dorsal view

Supplemental Fig. S1

Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype) in dorsal view

Supplemental Fig. S2 Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype) in ventral view

Supplemental Fig. S2

Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype) in ventral view

Supplemental Fig. S3 Basis capitulum of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype) in dorsal view

Supplemental Fig. S3

Basis capitulum of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype) in dorsal view

Supplemental Fig. S4 Basis capitulum of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype) in ventral view. Denticle formula 3|3 and no spurs on palpal article II and III

Supplemental Fig. S4

Basis capitulum of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype) in ventral view. Denticle formula 3|3 and no spurs on palpal article II and III

Supplemental Fig. S5 Scutum of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype) Festoon numbered 11

Supplemental Fig. S5

Scutum of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype) Festoon numbered 11

Supplemental Fig. S6 Anus of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype). Ventral punctuations contiguous to form a pair of patches under the anal groove

Supplemental Fig. S6

Anus of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype). Ventral punctuations contiguous to form a pair of patches under the anal groove

Supplemental Fig. S7 Genital aperture of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype)

Supplemental Fig. S7

Genital aperture of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype)

Supplemental Fig. S8 Spiracular plate of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype)

Supplemental Fig. S8

Spiracular plate of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype)

Supplemental Fig. S9 Coxa I-IV of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype)

Supplemental Fig. S9

Coxa I-IV of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype)

Supplemental Fig. S10 Tarsus I and pulvilli of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype)

Supplemental Fig. S10

Tarsus I and pulvilli of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (male, holotype)

Supplemental Fig. S11 Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (female, paratype) in dorsal view. Festoon numbered 11 and lateral groove reach the 4/5 of scutum

Supplemental Fig. S11

Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (female, paratype) in dorsal view. Festoon numbered 11 and lateral groove reach the 4/5 of scutum

Supplemental Fig. S12 Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (female, paratype) in ventral view

Supplemental Fig. S12

Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (female, paratype) in ventral view

Supplemental Fig. S13 Basis capitulum of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (female, paratype) in dorsal view. Denticle formula 3|3 and no spurs on palpal article II and III

Supplemental Fig. S13

Basis capitulum of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (female, paratype) in dorsal view. Denticle formula 3|3 and no spurs on palpal article II and III

Supplemental Fig. S14 Basis capitulum of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (female, paratype) in ventral view

Supplemental Fig. S14

Basis capitulum of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (female, paratype) in ventral view

Supplemental Fig. S15 Scutum of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (female, paratype)

Supplemental Fig. S15

Scutum of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (female, paratype)

Supplemental Fig. S16 Genital aperture of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (female, paratype)

Supplemental Fig. S16

Genital aperture of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (female, paratype)

Supplemental Fig. S17 Spiracular plate of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (female, paratype)

Supplemental Fig. S17

Spiracular plate of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (female, paratype)

Supplemental Fig. S18 Tarsus I and pulvilli of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (female, paratype)

Supplemental Fig. S18

Tarsus I and pulvilli of Hae. (A.) kolonini sp. nov. (female, paratype)

Received: 2017-08-08
Revised: 2018-06-04
Accepted: 2018-06-18
Published Online: 2018-10-18
Published in Print: 2018-12-19

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