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On some new or little known species of parasitic Cheyletidae (Acari: Prostigmata)

Fain, A. and Bochkov, A.V.

2001 - Volume: 42 Issue: 2 pages: 145-160


Acari Cheyletidae parasites vertebrates


Seven new species of parasitic Cheyletidae (Acari: Prostigmata) most of them originating from the Afrotropical region are described: Thryonomycheyla angolensis sp. nov. ex Thryonomys sp. (Rodentia: Thryonomyidae), from Angola; Ornithocheyletia columbigallinae sp. nov. ex Columbigallina sp. (Columbiformes: Columbidae), from Brazil; O. orioli sp. nov. ex Oriolus oriolus (Passeriformes: Oriolidae), from Rwanda; O. wauthyi sp. nov. ex Lamprocolius sp. (Passeriformes: Sturnidae), from Rwanda; Neocheyletiella queleae sp. nov. ex Quelea quelea (Passeriformes: Ploceidae), from Rwanda; N. athene sp. nov. ex Athene brama (Strigiformes: Strigidae), from India and N. lonchurae sp. n. ex Lonchura tricolor (Passeriformes: Estrildidae), from Rwanda. In addition, Apodicheles apus Fain, 1979, recorded from Rwanda, ex Apus caffer (Apodiformes: Apodidae) is redescribed and depicted here for the first time.

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