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Volume 62, Issue 1

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A new species of myocoptid mites Myocoptes (Comyocoptes) nesokia sp. nov. (Acariformes: Myocoptidae) parasitizing Nesokia indica (Rodentia: Muridae) in Pakistan

Andre V. Bochkov
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  • Zoological Institute, Universitetskaya embankment 1, 199034 St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Museum of Zoology), University of Michigan, 1109 Geddes Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1079, USA
  • Tyumen State University, 10 Semakova Str., Tyumen, Russia
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Published Online: 2016-12-28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2017-0005

Abstract

A new species of parasitic mites, Myocoptes (Comyocoptes) nesokia sp. nov. (Acariformes: Myocoptidae) is described from Nesokia indica (Gray, 1830) (Rodentia: Muridae) from Pakistan. Females of this species differ from the morphologically similar species, Myocoptes (Comyocoptes) striatus Fain, 1970, by the presence of a verrucose pattern in the middle part of the hysteronotum, longer setae cp (120–140 μm vs. 55–60 μm), and by the absence of scales on the opisthosomal cuticle posterior to the level of setal bases ps3.

Keywords: Acari; Mammalia; ectoparasites; Asia; systematics

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About the article

Received: 2016-07-27

Revised: 2016-09-25

Accepted: 2016-09-26

Published Online: 2016-12-28

Published in Print: 2017-03-01


Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, Volume 62, Issue 1, Pages 46–49, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2017-0005.

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