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Published: 2012-01-17

Fur mites of the genus Schizocarpus Trouessart (Acari: Chirodiscidae) parasitizing the Eurasian beaver Castor fiber belorussicus Lavrov (Rodentia: Castoridae) in NE Poland (Suwałki)

Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya Embankment 1, 199034 Saint Petersburg, Russia Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 USA
Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Biology, Umultowska 89, 61–614 Poznan, Poland
Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Biology, Umultowska 89, 61–614 Poznan, Poland
Zhitkov Russian Research Institute of Game Management and Fur Farming, Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Engels street 79, 610000 Kirov, Russia
Acari Chirodiscidae ectoparasitic mites Eurasian beaver Poland Schizocarpus systematics

Abstract

Twenty species of the genus Schizocarpus Trouessart, 1896 (Acari: Chirodiscidae) are recorded from six live individuals of the Eurasian beaver Castor fiber belorussicus Lavrov (Rodentia: Castoridae) captured by modified fish-traps near Wiżajny village (Suwałki, north-eastern Poland). Eight species are described as new: Schizocarpus heatherae sp. nov., S. faini sp. nov., S. klompeni sp. nov., S. parahumilis sp. nov., S. gozdziewskii sp. nov., S. pseudonumerosus sp. nov., S. zurowskii sp. nov., and S. testiculatus sp. nov. Twelve previously described species are as follows: S. brachyurus (Dubinina, 1964), S. capitis (Dubinina, 1964), S. curtus Fain and Lukoschus, 1985, S. fedjushini (Dubinina, 1964), S. insignis Fain and Lukoschus, 1985, S. intercalatus Fain and Lukoschus, 1985, S. numerosus (Dubinina, 1964), S. parvus (Dubinina, 1964), S. pygidialis Fain and Lukoschus, 1985, S. radiatus Fain and Lukoschus, 1985, S. subhexapilis Fain and Lukoschus, 1985, and S. subparvus (Dubinina, 1964). Data on geographical distribution and microhabitats of Schizocarpus spp. detected on C. f. belorussicus in the Suwałki population are summarized in table format.

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How to Cite

BOCHKOV, A. V., LABRZYCKA, A., SKORACKI, M., & SAVELJEV, A. P. (2012). Fur mites of the genus <em>Schizocarpus</em> Trouessart (Acari: Chirodiscidae) parasitizing the Eurasian beaver <em>Castor fiber belorussicus</em> Lavrov (Rodentia: Castoridae) in NE Poland (Suwałki). Zootaxa, 3162(1), 39–59. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3162.1.3