Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 69–79

A revised diagnosis of the feather mite genus Magimelia Gaud, 1961 (Pterolichoidea: Pterolichidae: Magimeliinae) and the description of three new species


  • Jacek Dabert
    • Department of Animal MorphologyAdam Mickiewicz University
  • Serge V. Mironov
    • Zoological InstituteRussian Academy of Sciences
  • Rainer Ehrnsberger
    • Institute of Nature Conservation and Environmental EducationUniversity of Vechta

DOI: 10.1023/A:1019957822743

Cite this article as:
Dabert, J., Mironov, S.V. & Ehrnsberger, R. Syst Parasitol (2002) 53: 69. doi:10.1023/A:1019957822743


Three new mite species of the genus Magimelia (Astigmata: Pterolichidae) are described from the plumage of various lapwings (Charadriidae: Vanellinae): M. breviloba n. sp. from Vanellus miles miles; M. thailandica n. sp. from V. indicus (type-host), V. duvaucelii and V. tricolor; and M. chilensis n. sp. from V. chilensis. An extended host range for M. dolichosikya Gaud, 1961 is given. A revised diagnosis of the genus and a key to known species are presented.

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