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Acta Parasitologica, Vol.49, No. 1, 2004, 45-62
Maciej Skoracki - Quill mites of the genus Syringophilopsis (Acari, Syringophilidae) from passeriform birds of Poland with descriptions of five new species
Department of Animal Morphology, A. Mickiewicz University, 28 Czerwca 1956/198, 61-485 Poznan, Poland
Corresponding address: skoracki@main.amu.edu.pl

A complete check-list of quill mites of the genus Syringophilopsis known from Polish birds is given. Five new species of this genus are described: S. kazmierski sp. nov. from Ficedula hypoleuca and F. parva (Muscicapidae), S. rusticus sp. nov. and S. hirundus sp. nov. from Hirundo rustica (Hirundinidae), S. locustellus sp. nov. from Locustella naevia and L. luscinioides (Sylviidae), and S. spinolettus sp. nov. from Anthus spinoletta (Motacillidae). The species S. fringilla (Fritsch, 1958) is redescribed, and neotype is fixed. Four quill mite species are new records for the Polish fauna. New host species for family Syringophilidae and new host species for particular species of the genus Syringophilopsis are given.

KEY WORDS: Syringophilopsis, Syringophilidae, quill mites, taxonomy, ectoparasites, Passeriformes

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