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Volume 60, Issue 3


Two new picobiin mite species (Acari: Cheyletoidea: Syringophilidae) parasitizing passerine birds in Guyana

Eliza Glowska
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  • Adam Mickiewicz University, Department of Animal Morphology, Faculty of Biology, Umultowska 89, 61–614 Poznan, Poland
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/ Izabella Laniecka
  • Adam Mickiewicz University, Department of Animal Morphology, Faculty of Biology, Umultowska 89, 61–614 Poznan, Poland
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Published Online: 2015-06-16 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0069


Two new picobiin mite species (Cheyletoidea: Syringophilidae) are described from passeriform birds in Guyana, Rafapicobia automoli sp. nov. parasitizing two furnariid species Automolus ochrolaemus (Tschudi) (type host) and Automolus rufipileatus (Pelzeln) (Passeriformes: Furnariidae) and Neopicobia herbicolae sp. nov. from Emberizoides herbicola (Vieillot) (Thraupidae). Additionally, Picumnus exilis (Lichtenstein) (Piciformes: Picidae) is recorded as a new host species for Neopicobia hepburni Glowska et Laniecka, 2014

Keywords : Quill mites; Syringophilidae; Neopicobia; Rafapicobia; ectoparasites; systematics


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About the article

Received: 2015-01-20

Revised: 2015-02-17

Accepted: 2015-03-20

Published Online: 2015-06-16

Published in Print: 2015-09-01

Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, Volume 60, Issue 3, Pages 488–493, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0069.

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