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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3701.2.9

The first records of quill mites of the family Syringophilidae (Acariformes: Prostigmata: Cheyletoidea) from trogoniform birds (Aves: Trogoniformes)

MACIEJ SKORACKI, SERGEY V. MIRONOV, MARKUS UNSOELD

Abstract


Two new species of quill mites of the family Syringophilidae  parasitising trogoniform birds (Trogoniformes: Trogonidae) are described: Syringophiloidus quetzali sp. nov. from Pharomachrus mocinno Llave and Ph. antisianus (Orbigny); and Syringophilopsis trogoni sp. nov. from Trogon citreolus Gould and T. melanocephalus Gould. These findings are the first records of syringophilids associated with trogoniform birds.


Keywords


Acari, Syringophilidae, quill mites, ectoparasites, Trogoniformes

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