Journal:

2008. 16 (2)

Publicatione: 
REDESCRIPTIONS OF FIVE SPECIES OF THE FEATHER MITE GENUS Ptero- dectes ROBIN, 1877 (ACARI: PROCTOPHYLLODIDAE: PTERODECTINAE), WITH THE PROPOSAL OF A NEW GENUS AND A NEW SPECIES



About authors:

Valim M. P., Laboratório de Ixodides, Depto. Entomologia; Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz; Av. Brasil, 4365, Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, BRAZIL

Hernandes F. A., Depto. Zoologia e Botânica; Progr. Pós-Graduação em Biologia Animal, Universidade Estadual Paulista UNESP; Rua Cristóvão Colombo, 2265, Jardim Nazareth, São José do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil

Annotation:

Five species of the feather mite genus Pterodectes Robin, 1877 are redescribed (type hosts are given in parenthesis): Pterodectes rutilus Robin, 1868 (the Northern House-Martin, Delichon urbicum), P. crassus Trouessart, 1885 (the Plushcrested Jay, Cyanocorax chrysops), P. gracilis Trouessart, 1885 (the Crested Oropendola, Psarocolius decumanus), P. sialiarum (Stoll, 1893) (the Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis) and P. muticus Banks, 1909 (the Vesper Sparrow, Pooecetes gramineus). One new species, P. banksi sp. n., is described from the Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe (Tyrannidae), and a new monotypic genus Cotingodectes gen. n. is proposed to accommodate C. interifolius (Trouessart, 1899) comb. n. from the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock,
Rupicola peruviana (Cotingidae), previously referred to the genus Pterodectes.

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