Distigmesikya, new genus, and five new species of feather mites (Acarina, Pterolichidae) from new world parrots (Aves, Psittacidae)
1984 - Volume: 25 Issue: 1 pages: 67-76
KeywordsTaxonomy feather mites Distigmesikya new genus
A new genus, Distigmesikya, is established. The five new species are from larger New World parrots of the genera Ara and Anodorhynchus. The new species and their hosts are: D. setulata from Ara severa, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela (type species) and Ara couloni from Peru; D. proportionata from Ara manilata, Brazil, Guyana, Peru; D. ramosa from Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus, Brazil; D. hoffmannae from Ara militaris, Mexico, Peru; and D. blakei from Ara chloroptera, Columbia, Venezuela and Ara macao from Panama, Surinam, Venezuela.
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