Folia Parasitologica, vol. 49 (2002), issue 4

Folia Parasitologica 49[4] 305-313 (2002) | 10.14411/fp.2002.057

Three new species of the ectoparasitic mites of the genus Syringophiloidus Kethley, 1970 (Acari: Syringophilidae) from passeriform birds from Slovakia

Maciej Skoracki
Department of Animal Morphology, A. Mickiewicz University, 28 Czerwca 1956 r. nr 198, 61-485 Poznań, Poland

Three new quill mite species of the genus Syringophiloidus Kethley, 1970 (Acari: Syringophilidae) from Slovakia are described and figured: S. bombycillae sp. n. from the waxwing Bombycilla garrulus (L.) (Passeriformes: Bombycillidae), S. schoeniclus sp. n. from the reed bunting Emberiza schoeniclus L. (Passeriformes: Emberizidae) and S. montanus sp. n. from the tree sparrow Passer montanus (L.) (Passeriformes: Ploceidae). A key to all known species of the genus Syringophiloidus is given.

Keywords: Syringophilidae, Syringophiloidus, taxonomy, ectoparasites, Passeriformes

Received: December 3, 2001; Accepted: March 26, 2002; Published: December 1, 2002


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