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Quill mites (Acariformes: Syringophilidae) associated with birds of Mexico

MACIEJ SKORACKI

Abstract


The fauna of quill mites of the family Syringophilidae (Acariformes: Cheyletoidea) parasitizing birds in Mexico is surveyed. Three new species of the genus Syringophiloidus Kethley are described: S. amazilia sp. nov. from Amazilia candida (Bonaer & Mulsant) (Apodiformes: Trochilidae), S. cincli sp. nov. from Cinclus mexicanus Swainson (Passeriformes: Cinclidae), and S. sporophila sp. nov. from Sporophila torqueola (Bonaparte) (Passeriformes: Thraupidae). Additionally, six quill mite species are found for the first time in Mexico and several new host associations are recorded. The syringophilid fauna presently recorded in Mexico is summarized.

 


Keywords


Acari, birds, ectoparasites, Mexico, quill mites, Syringophilidae

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4282.1.11

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