Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 69–79 | Cite as

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

  • Jacek Dabert
  • Serge V. Mironov
  • Rainer Ehrnsberger
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Abstract

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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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacek Dabert
    • 1
  • Serge V. Mironov
    • 2
  • Rainer Ehrnsberger
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Animal MorphologyAdam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland
  2. 2.Zoological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSaint PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Nature Conservation and Environmental EducationUniversity of VechtaVechtaGermany

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