Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 59, Issue 3, pp 235–236 | Cite as

Gigantolaelaps gilmorei Fonseca, 1939 (Acari: Laelapidae): taxonomic status, lectotype and paralectotype designation and new distributional records

  • Marcela Lareschi
  • Fernanda Nieri Bastos
  • Darci Moraes Barros Battesti
  • Santiago Nava
  • Pablo Beldomenico
  • Analia Autino
  • Donald Gettinger
Article

Abstract

A lectotype series is designated for Gigantolaelaps gilmorei Fonseca, 1939 in the Acari Collection of the Instituto Butantan in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This laelapid mite species has a widespread geographical distribution. We report a close association with Oryzomys russatus (Wagner) in southeastern Brazil and Argentina, the most southerly part of its range. In Paraguay, the primary host is O. nitidus (Thomas).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcela Lareschi
    • 1
  • Fernanda Nieri Bastos
    • 2
  • Darci Moraes Barros Battesti
    • 2
  • Santiago Nava
    • 2
  • Pablo Beldomenico
    • 3
  • Analia Autino
    • 4
  • Donald Gettinger
    • 5
  1. 1.Centro de Estudios Parasitologicos y de VectoresLa PlataArgentina
  2. 2.Laboratorio de ParasitologiaInstituto ButantanSao PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Facultad de Ciencias VeterinariasUniversidad Nacional del LitoralSanta FeArgentina
  4. 4.Facultad de Ciencias Naturales e Instituto Miguel LilloUniversidad Nacional de TucumanSan Miguel de Tucuman (Argentina
  5. 5.Department of BiologyUniversity of Central ArkansasConwayUSA

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