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Published: 2017-03-20

Two new genera of pyroglyphid mites, Tuccioglyphus and Marioglyphuswith a key to genera of the World (Acari: Pyroglyphidae)

Laboratório de Acarologia, Tecnovates, UNIVATES – Centro Universitário, 95900-000. Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil.
Laboratório de Acarologia, Tecnovates, UNIVATES – Centro Universitário, 95900-000. Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil.
Laboratório de Acarologia, Tecnovates, UNIVATES – Centro Universitário, 95900-000. Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil.
Laboratório de Acarologia, Tecnovates, UNIVATES – Centro Universitário, 95900-000. Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil.
Laboratório de Acarologia, Tecnovates, UNIVATES – Centro Universitário, 95900-000. Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil.
Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 USA.
Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 USA. E-mail:pklimov@umich.edu Faculty of Biology, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, 625003 Russia
Laboratório de Acarologia, Tecnovates, UNIVATES – Centro Universitário, 95900-000. Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. CNPq Researcher
Acari taxonomy systematics poultry industry Gallus gallus Columbina Zenaida

Abstract

We describe Tuccioglyphus setosus gen. et sp. nov. from the litter of commercially reared laying hens as well as wild birds in Brazil. The new genus Tuccioglyphus presents a mixture of character states between the two conventional subfamilies, Pyroglyphinae and Dermatophagoidinae. Based on this new unusual genus, we discuss character states delimiting these and other major subfamilies of the house dust mite family, Pyroglyphidae, as well as its most important and species-rich genus Dermatophagoides. An additional new genus, Marioglyphus gen. n., is proposed for Hughesiella valerioi Vargas and Smiley. Both Tuccioglyphus and Marioglyphus are related to the genus Hughesiella. A key to pyroglyphid genera of the World is presented.

 

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