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Peristerophila falcophila sp. nov., a new species and first record of quill mites (Acariformes: Syringophilidae) parasitizing birds of the order Falconiformes

Maciej Skoracki
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  • Department of Animal Morphology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poznań, Poland;
  • Laboratory and Museum of Evolutionary Ecology, Department of Ecology, Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences, University of Presov, Prešov, Slovakia;
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/ Martin Hromada
  • Laboratory and Museum of Evolutionary Ecology, Department of Ecology, Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences, University of Presov, Prešov, Slovakia;
  • Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Zielona Góra, Zielona Góra, Poland
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/ Katarzyna Kaszewska
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/ Markus Unsoeld
Published Online: 2018-10-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2018-0088

Abstract

A new species, Peristerophila falcophila Skoracki and Hromada sp. nov. is described from three avian hosts of the genus Falco: F. peregrinus Tunstall, 1771 from Kenya, Germany and Nepal, F. cherrug Gray, 1834 from Romania, and F. sparverius Linnaeus, 1758 from Colombia. This new species differs from closely related Peristerophila accipitridicus Skoracki et al. 2010 as follow: the propodonotal shield is reduced in the posterior part, but not divided into three separate shield (vs. divided into three punctate and saber-like sclerites in P. accipitridicus); the length ratio of setae ve:si is 1:1.6–1.8 (vs. 1:2–2.8); fan-like setae p’ and p” of legs III and IV are with 10 tines (vs. 19–20); and the length of setae e2 is 145–155 (vs. 185–215). Additionally, the key to all species of the genus Peristerophila is constructed and the host-parasite relationships are briefly discussed.

Keywords: Acari; biodiversity, birds; ectoparasites, Falconiformes; quill mites; Syringophilidae

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About the article

Received: 2018-05-25

Revised: 2018-07-09

Accepted: 2018-07-13

Published Online: 2018-10-18

Published in Print: 2018-12-19


Conflict of interest statement. The authors declare no conflict of interest.


Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, Volume 63, Issue 4, Pages 744–749, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2018-0088.

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