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Volume 62, Issue 2 (Jun 2017)

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

Mateusz Zmudzinski
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Published Online: 2017-04-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2017-0056

Abstract

A new species of parasitic mite of the family Syringophilidae (Acariformes: Cheyletoidea), Chenophila marmaronetta sp. nov. is described from the secondary quill feathers of Marmaronetta angustirostris (Menetries) (Anseriformes: Anatidae) from Turkey. This species differs from closely related Ch. platyrhynchos Tymcio 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).

Keywords: Acari; birds; ectoparasites; quill mites; systematics; Turkey

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About the article

Received: 2016-09-28

Revised: 2016-12-08

Accepted: 2017-01-17

Published Online: 2017-04-18

Published in Print: 2017-06-01


Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2017-0056.

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