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Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 59, Issue 2, pp 255–258 | Cite as

A new species and new host records of the quill mites (Acari: Syringophilidae) associated with sunbirds (Passeriformes: Nectariniidae)

  • Miroslava Klimovičová
  • Radoslav Smoľák
  • Peter Njoroge
  • Martin Hromada
Original Paper

Abstract

Neoaulonastus cinnyris sp. nov. (Acari: Prostigmata: Syringophilidae) parasitising Cinnyris mediocris (Passeriformes: Nectariniidae) from Tanzania is described. Additionally, Picobia oritis Skoracki et al. 2009 was recorded on four new hosts belonging to the family Nectariniidae from Ethiopian region: Cinnyris oustaleti (Bocage) from Angola, Cinnyris venustus (Shaw) from West Somalia, Cinnyris talatala Smith from Botswana and Zambia and Cinnyris erythrocercus (Hartlaub) from Uganda. All known quill mite species from family Nectariniidae are summarized in table.

Keywords

Acari ectoparasites Nectariniidae Syringophilidae quill mites 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miroslava Klimovičová
    • 1
  • Radoslav Smoľák
    • 1
  • Peter Njoroge
    • 2
  • Martin Hromada
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory and Museum of Evolutionary Ecology, Department of Ecology, Faculty of Humanities and Natural SciencesUniversity of PrešovPrešovSlovakia
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyNational Museums of KenyaNairobiKenya
  3. 3.Faculty of Biological SciencesUniversity of Zielona GóraZielona GóraPoland

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