Folia Parasitologica, vol. 55 (2008), issue 2

Folia Parasitologica 55[2] 155-158 (2008) | 10.14411/fp.2008.021

A new genus of syringophilid mites (Acari: Cheyletoidea: Syringophilidae) from cuculiform birds (Aves: Cuculiformes)

Maciej Skoracki
Department of Animal Morphology, A. Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznan, Poland

Cuculisyringophilus crotophaginus gen. n. et sp. n. is described from the guira cuckoo Guira guira (Gmelin) from Paraguay and also was collected from the groove-billed ani Crotophaga sulcirostris Swainson from Colombia and Mexico. This new genus is closely related to Neoaulobia Fain, Bochkov et Mironov, 2000 but is distinguished by the following characters: propodosomal setae sce are situated distinctly anterior to level of setae d1, leg setae vs'II are absent, apodemes I are divergent.

Keywords: Syringophilidae, Cuculisyringophilus crotophaginus, quill mites, Cuculiformes, Guira guira, Crotophaga sulcirostris, ectoparasites, taxonomy

Received: November 9, 2007; Accepted: January 9, 2008; Published: June 1, 2008


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