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Acta Parasitologica, Vol.47, No. 2, 2002, 137-146
Skoracki Maciej*, Dabert Jacek - A review of parasitic mites of the family Syringophilidae (Acari, Prostigmata) from African birds, with descriptions of four new species.

Department of Animal Morphology, A. Mickiewicz University, 28 Czerwca 1956/198, 61-485 Poznan, Poland
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Nine species belonging to six genera of syringophilid mites (Acari, Prostigmata) are recorded from 13 avian host species from Africa (Congo, Cameroun, Togo). Four new species are described and illustrated: Syringophilopsis garrulus sp. nov. from Garrulus glandarius (Corvidae), S. lagonostictus sp. nov. from Lagonosticta senegala and L. rufopicta (Passeridae), Peristerophila tympanistria sp. nov. from Turtur tympanistria (Columbidae) and Picobia poicephali sp. nov. from Poicephalus senegalus versteri (Psittacidae). Eight new host species of the family Syringophilidae are given.

KEY WORDS: Syringophilidae, Acari, systematics, ectoparasites, African birds
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