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Niglarobia vanelli, a new species of syringophilid quill mite associated with lapwings (Charadriiformes: Charadriidae)

Mateusz Zmudzinski
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  • Department of Animal Morphology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61–614 Poznań, Poland
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Published Online: 2018-10-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2018-0082

Abstract

A new species of quill mite of the family Syringophilidae (Acariformes: Prostigmata), Niglarobia vanelli sp. nov. collected from eight species of the lapwing genus Vanellus (Charadriiformes: Charadriidae), is described: V. vanellus (Linnaeus, 1758) (type host) from Germany, V. gregarius (Pallas, 1771) from Russia, V. senegallus (Linnaeus, 1766), V. albiceps Gould, 1834, V. spinosus (Linnaeus, 1758), V. crassirostris (Hartlaub, 1855), V. lugubris (Lesson, 1826), and V. coronatus (Boddaert, 1783) all from Tanzania. This new species resembles N. cursoriae Skoracki et al., 2006 and differs by having the following features: in females of N. vanelli sp. nov., each medial branch of the peritremes has 3–4 chambers (vs 2 chambers in N. cursoriae); the hysteronotal shield is not fused to the pygidial shield (vs fused); lengths of setae d2 and e2 are 55–65 and 95–120, respectively (vs 115– 140 and 130–160); and setae p’ and p” of legs III and IV have 4–6 tines (vs 7 tines).

Keywords: Acari; ectoparasites of birds; lapwings; Niglarobia; Syringophilidae; Vanellus

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About the article

Received: 2018-02-22

Revised: 2018-05-03

Accepted: 2018-06-25

Published Online: 2018-10-18

Published in Print: 2018-12-19


Conflict of interest. The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, Volume 63, Issue 4, Pages 704–708, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2018-0082.

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