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Two new Meitingsunes species (Acari: Syringophilidae) from Indonesian doves (Columbiformes: Columbidae)

KATARZYNA KASZEWSKA, MACIEJ SKORACKI, KATARZYNA KAVETSKA

Abstract


We describe two new quill mite species of the genus Meitingsunes Glowska and Skoracki, 2010 (Acari: Prostigmata: Syringophilidae) parasitizing columbiform birds (Columbiformes: Columbidae): M. chalcophaps sp. nov. collected from the Emerald Dove, Chalcophaps indica (Linnaeus) and M. turacoenas sp. nov. from the White-faced Cuckoo Dove, Turacoena manadensis (Quoy and Gaimard) (type host) and the Black Cuckoo-Dove, Turacoena modesta (Temminck). All host species were collected in Indonesia. These represent two new genus-level host records for Meitingsunes. In addition, we summarize the diversity of Meitingsunes and present a key to species in this genus.


Keywords


Acari, Columbiformes, ectoparasites, Meitingsunes, quill mites, Syringophilidae, Indonesia

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4109.4.6

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