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Acta Parasitologica, Vol. 51, No. 2, 2006, 136-142
Andre V. Bochkov(1,2)* and Ivan Literak(3) - A review of the European Harpirhynchidae (Acari, Prostigmata) with the description of a new species

(1)Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya Embankment 1, 199034 St. Petersburg, Russia; (2)Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, 1109 Geddes Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1079, U.S.A.; (3)Department of Biology and Wildlife Diseases, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Palackeho 1-3, 612 42, Brno, Czech Republic
*Corresponding author: bochkov@umich.edu
Records of the European Harpirhynchidae Dubinin, 1957 (Acari, Prostigmata) are summarized and briefly discussed. This family is represented in Europe by 23 species belonging to three subfamilies, Harpirhynchinae (18 species recorded), Harpypalpinae Fain, 1972 (4 species recorded), and Ophioptinae Southcott, 1956 (1 species recorded). A new species Harpirhynchus dusbabeki sp. nov. from the bearded tit Panurus biarmicus (L., 1758) (Passeriformes, Timaliidae) in Slovakia is described. This new species differs morphologically from the two similar congeneric species, H. nidulans Nitzsch, 1818 and H. galeridae Fain, Bochkov et Mironov, 1999, by having setae 3a and two setae on both genua I and II.
KEY WORDS: Harpirhynchus dusbabeki sp. nov., Harpirhynchidae, mites, systematics, European fauna, parasites of birds and snakes

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