THREE NEW SPECIES OF THE FEATHER MITE FAMILY PROCTOPHYLLODIDAE (ACARINA: ANALGOIDEA) FROM SOME SOUTH AFRICAN PASSERINE BIRDS (AVES: PASSERIFORMES)

Journal:

1996. 4 (1-2)

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THREE NEW SPECIES OF THE FEATHER MITE FAMILY PROCTOPHYLLODIDAE (ACARINA: ANALGOIDEA) FROM SOME SOUTH AFRICAN PASSERINE BIRDS (AVES: PASSERIFORMES)



About authors:

Sergey V. Mironov, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russia
G.Kopij, Department of Zoology and Entomology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The University of the Orange Free State, P.O.B. 339, Bloemfontein 9300, Republic of South Africa

Acknowledgments:

The authors express their deep thanks to Dr. R.Nuttall, the head of the Ornithological Department of the National Museum of Bloemfontein (Orange Free State, South Africa), for the loan of feather mite for the present study.

Annotation:

Three new species of feather mites of the family Proctophyllodidae (Analgoidea) are described from several species ofpasserine birds (Passeriformes) from South Africa: Proctophyllodes caffer sp.n. from Cossypha caffra (Turdidae), P.leptodiscus sp.n. from Serinus gularis (type host) and S.flaviventris (Fringillidae), Montesauria tetralobula sp.n. from Pytilia melba (Estrildidae).

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