Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 399–413 | Cite as

New species of the feather mite subfamily Pterodectinae (Astigmata, Proctophyllodidae) from passerines in Senegal

  • Sergey V. Mironov
  • Ivan Literák
  • Miroslav Čapek
  • Petr Koubek
Article

Abstract

Four new species of the feather mite subfamily Pterodectinae (Proctophyllodidae) are described from passerine birds examined in Senegal: Dolichodectes gymnoris sp. nov. from the Russet-browed Bush-sparrow Gymnoris dentata (Sundevall, 1850) (Passeridae), Montesauria plocei sp. nov. from the Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus (Muller, 1776) (Ploceidae), M. zosteropis sp. nov. from the African Yellow White-eye Zosterops senegalensis Bonaparte, 1850 (Zosteropidae), and Proterothrix terpsiphone sp. nov. from the African Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis (Muller, 1776) (Monarchidae). Brief notes on systematics and host associations of the pterodectine genera Dolichodectes Park et Atyeo, 1971, Montesauria Oudemans, 1905, and Proterothrix Gaud, 1968 are also given.

Keywords

Feather mites Proctophyllodidae systematics new species Passeriformes Senegal 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergey V. Mironov
    • 1
  • Ivan Literák
    • 2
  • Miroslav Čapek
    • 3
  • Petr Koubek
    • 3
  1. 1.Zoological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSaint PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Department of Biology and Wildlife Disease, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and EcologyUniversity of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical SciencesBrnoCzech Republic
  3. 3.Institute of Vertebrate BiologyAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicBrnoCzech Republic

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