Folia Parasitologica, vol. 61 (2014), issue 1

Folia Parasitologica 61[1] 90-96 (2014) | 10.14411/fp.2014.009

A new species of the feather mite genus Rhinozachvatkinia (Acari: Avenzoariidae) from Calonectris shearwaters (Procellariiformes: Procellariidae): integrating morphological descriptions with DNA barcode data

Laura M. Stefan1,2,4, Karen D. McCoy2, Sergey Mironov3
1 Institut de Recerca de la Biodiversitat and Departament de Biologia Animal, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain;
2 MIVEGEC Research Unit, 5290 CNRS-IRD-UM1-UM2, Centre IRD, Montpellier, France;
3 Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Rhinozachvatkinia calonectris sp. n., a new species of the feather mite genus Rhinozachvatkinia Mironov, 1989 (Avenzoariidae: Bonnetellinae), is described from two species of shearwaters in the North-East of the Atlantic Ocean, Calonectris edwardsii (Oustalet) (type host) and Calonectris borealis (Cory) (Procellariiformes: Procellariidae). We completed the morphological description of this new feather mite species with sequence data on the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene fragment (COI). The full generic status of Rhinozachvatkinia, originally established as a subgenus of Zachvatkinia Dubinin, 1949, is formally fixed and its systematic relationships are briefly discussed.

Keywords: Bonnetellinae, ectoparasites, taxonomy, morphology, molecular study, new species, mites, birds, COI

Received: May 21, 2013; Accepted: July 9, 2013; Prepublished online: January 10, 2014; Published: January 11, 2014


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