Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 59, Issue 2, pp 197–205 | Cite as

A new feather mite species of the genus Neumannella Trouessart, 1916 (Analgoidea, Dermoglyphidae) from the Red-winged Tinamou Rhynchotus rufescens (Temminck, 1815) (Aves, Tinamiformes) with remarks to the evolution of host-parasite associations of the genus

  • Jacek Dabert
Invited Paper


Neumannella skorackii, a new species of the feather mite family Dermoglyphidae (Acari, Astigmata) is described from the Red-winged Tinamou Rhynchotus rufescens (Temminck, 1815) (Aves, Tinamiformes) from Paraguay and a key to all known species of the genus is provided. The phylogenetic relationships (MP analysis of 25 morphological characters) between Neumannella species along with the evolutionary history of host-parasite associations revealed by Jungle reconciliation method are reconstructed. Relatively low cospeciation contribution to the recent host-parasite associations is discovered.


Quill feather mites new species morphology Tinamiformes phylogenetic relationships host-parasite associations cospeciation 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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