1997. 5 (1-2)


About authors:

А.К. Bhattacharyya, Desert Regional Station, Zoological Survey of India, Jhalamand, Pali Road, Jodhpur 342 005, Rajasthan, India
А.К. Sanyal, Zoological Survey of India, М- Block, New Alipore, Kolkata 700 053, India;
T.Bhattacharya , Acarology Section, Zoological Survey of India, "M"-Block, New Alipur, Calcutta 700 053, India "Department of Zoology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapur 721 102, West Bengal, India


The authors wish to acknowledge their grati-tude to Drs. J.R.B.Alfred, Zoological Survey of India and S.K.Gupta, ZSI, for their constant suggestion and encouragement. The first author desires to express his obligation to Zoological Survey of India for providing him a fellowship and to Dr. S.K.Bhattacharyya, ZSI, for his encouragement to take up this work. Sincere thanks are also due to Dr. S.Chakraborty ans Sri S. Chattopadhyay, ZSI, for providing information on the two mammal species and to Mr. D.Sengupta for his valuable comments on an earlier draft.


Three new species Lasioseiussisiri, Ascafunam-bulusae and Proctolaelaps reticulatosimilis collected from a nest of five-striped squirrel on banana plant in West Bengal, India are described and illustrated.


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