Acta Parasitologica, Vol. 50, No. 4, 2005, 336-343 Maciej Skoracki - A new genus of ectoparasitic mites of the family
Syringophilidae (Acari, Cheyletoidea) from the treeswifts
Department of Animal Morphology, A. Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznan, Poland
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A new genus of syringophilid mites (Acari, Syringophilidae) and two new species are described from the treeswifts (Apodiformes, Hemiprocnidae). Apodisyringiana gen. nov. is closely related to Philoxanthornea Kethley and distinguished by the presence of following characters: propodosomal setae are arranged 2-1-2-1; leg setae vs'I are present, lGIV are absent. This new genus includes two new species: A. haszprunari sp. nov. from Hemiprocne comata (Temminck, 1824) from Sumatra and A. mystaceae sp. nov. from Hemiprocne mystacea aeroplanes Stresemann, 1921 and H. m. mystacea (Lesson, 1827), both from Papua New Guinea.
KEY WORDS: Syringophilidae, quill mites, ectoparasites, Apodiformes, taxonomy
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