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Volume 70, Issue 3


A new species of Grandjeana (Acari: Trombiculidae) from heart-nosed bat (Chiroptera: Megadermatidae) in Ethiopia (Africa) with notes to biogeography of this genus

Stanislav Kalúz
  • Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, SK–845 06 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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/ Martin Ševčík
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  • Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Viničná 7, CZ–128 44 Praha 2, Czech Republic
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Published Online: 2015-03-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/biolog-2015-0043


A new chigger mite Grandjeana kanuchi sp. n. collected from the bat Cardioderma cor (Peters, 1872) (Megadermatidae) in Ethiopia (North-East Africa) is described. Additional comments on hosts and distribution records of the chiggers of genus Grandjeana are provided. With the newly described species the genus Grandjeana includes 10 species, three of them are occurring in Africa and seven in South Asia. Present findings suggest that this genus has the geographic distribution in Ethiopian and Oriental regions with a strong association with selected families of Chiroptera.

Keywords: Grandjeana; new taxon; parasite; distribution; Ethiopian region; Oriental region


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Received: 2014-06-30

Accepted: 2015-01-21

Published Online: 2015-03-27

Published in Print: 2015-03-01

Citation Information: Biologia, Volume 70, Issue 3, Pages 380–385, ISSN (Online) 1336-9563, ISSN (Print) 0006-3088, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/biolog-2015-0043.

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