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Acta Parasitologica, Vol.47, No. 3, 2002, 228-234
Mironov Sergey V. (1) *, Perez Tila M. (2) - Two new feather mites (Astigmata, Analgoidea) from ground finches of the genus Geospiza.

(1) Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya Embankment 1, 199034, Saint Petersburg, Russia; (2) Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apartado Postal 70-153, 04510 Mexico, D. F., Mexico. E-mail:
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Two new feather mite species are described from ground finches of the genus Geospiza (Passeriformes, Emberizidae) collected on Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Mesalgoides (s. str.) geospizae sp. nov. (Psoroptoididae) is found on Geospiza scandens (type host), G. fortis, G. fuliginosa, and G. conirostris; Xolalgoides palmai sp. nov. (Xolalgidae) is found on G. scandens (type host), G. fortis, and G. fuliginosa.

KEY WORDS: Feather mites, Analgoidea, Astigmata, systematics, new species, birds, Geospiza
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