Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 58, Issue 1, pp 18–20 | Cite as

Neoaulonastus grewlingi sp. nov. (Prostigmata: Cheyletoidea: Syringophilidae) a new quill mite species parasitizing Falcunculus frontatus (Passeriformes: Falcunculidae) in Australia

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Abstract

A new quill mite species Neoaulonastus grewlingi sp. nov. parasitizing Australian endemic Falcunculus frontatus (Latham) (Passeriformes: Falcunculidae) is described. This new species differs from N. caligatus Skoracki by the following characters: apunctate pygidial shield and coxal fields I–IV, setae c1 1.4 times longer than d1, and lengths of setae ve 20, si 15–25, se 155–175 and c2 145–155. This is the first record of syringophilid mites from hosts of the family Falcunculidae and first register of Neoaulonastus genus in Australian region.

Keywords

Quill mites ectoparasites Neoaulonastus Falcunculus frontatus systematics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Animal Morphology, Faculty of BiologyAdam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland

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