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Fourteen species of Ptilonyssus from Australian birds (Acarina, Laelaptidae)

Domrow, R.


1964 - Volume: 6 Issue: 4 pages: 595-623


Keywords

Acari Laelapidae Queensland Psorergates Ptilonyssus ecology parasitism Mesostigmata Australian birds new species

Abstract

Fourteen species of rhinonyssine nasal mites, of which eight are new, are recorded from Australian passeriform birds - Ptilonyssus colluricinclae n . sp. from Colluricinclaphaea ( = C. harmonica) (Pachycephalidae); P. cractici n. sp. from Cracticus nigrogularis and Gymnorhina tibicen (Cracticidae); P. motacillae Fain from Pachycephala rufiventris (Pachycephalidae); P. philemoni n. sp. from Philemon corniculatus and Entomyzon cyanotis (Meliphagidae); P. myzanthae n. sp. and P. thymanzae n. sp. from both Myzantha melanocephala and Anthochaera chrysoptera (Meliphagiclae); P . meliphagae n. sp. from Meliphaga chrysops (Meliphagidae); P . echinatus Berlese and Trouessart from Hirundo neoxena (Hirunclinidae); P. hirsti de C. and P. from Passer domesticus (Ploceidae); P. rttandae Fain from Zosterops lateralis (colour phase halmaturina) (Zosteropidae); P. trattessarti (Hirst) from Oriolus sagittahts and O. jlavocinctus (Orioliclae); P. macclurei Fain from Rhipidura leucophrys (Muscicapidae); P. grallinae n. sp. from Grallina cyanoleuca (Gralliniclae); and P. sphecotheris n. sp. from Sphecotheres vieilloti (=S. maxillaris) (Oriolidae). New synonymy:P. orioli Fain, 1956 equals P. trouessarti (Hirst, 1921).

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1964-10-01

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