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Morphotypes of New World Rhytidelasma Gaud (Acarina, Pterolichidae), with (re)descriptions of five named and one new species

Atyeo, W.T. ; Gaud, J. and Perez, T.M.

1988 - Volume: 29 Issue: 2 pages: 175-187


Feather mites parrots Rhytidelasma genus revised new taxa nearctic region


Six males morphotypes of the feather mite genus Rhytidelasma Gaud (Pterolichoidea, Pterolichidae) are known from Nex World parrots. The five described and one new species each represent a different morphotype, namely, R. dilatata (Trouessart) [= Pterolichus (Pseudalloptes) tritiventris dilatatusJ, n. comb., n. stat., l. from Ara nobilis (L.); R. tritiventris (Trouessart) and R. ulocerca (Trouessart) from Ara chloroptera Gray; R. tenuis (Trouessart) [= Pterolichus (Pseudalloptes) tenuis ] n. comb., from Pion us menstruus (L.); R. forficiventris (Trouessart) from Pionites leucogaster (Kiihl); and R.mesomexicana, n. sp. from Aratinga holochlora (ScIater). Each species is (re)described; the morphology of immatures and host-parasite associations are discussed. Another new combination: Rhytidelasma lambda (Trouessart) (= Pseudalloptes lambda).

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