Journal:

2012. 20 (1)

Publicatione: 
A NEW NAME FOR THE FEATHER MITE GENUS CHEILOCERAS TROUESSART, 1899 (ACARI: ASTIGMATA: FALCULIFERIDAE)



About authors:

Mironov, S.V., Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russia
Hallan J., Austin, Texas, USA

Annotation:

A new substitute name Cheiloceratoides nom. n. is proposed for the feather mite genus Cheiloceras Trouessart, 1899 (Acari: Falculiferidae), which is a junior homonym of Cheiloceras Frech, 1897 (Mollusca: Cephalopoda). It is shown that Cheiloceras taurus Trouessart, 1899 was originally designated by Trouessart (1899) as the type species of the mite genus Cheiloceras, while the subsequent designation of Cheiloceras cervus Trouessart, 1899 proposed by Trouessart (1916) much later and followed by recent authors (Atyeo and Gaud 1978) is illegitimate. New combinations for eight species included in the genus Cheiloceratoides are as follows: Cheiloceratoides ancoratum (Atyeo et Gaud, 1978) comb. n., Ch. cervus (Trouessart, 1899) comb. n., Ch. cornulatum (Atyeo et Gaud, 1978) comb. n., Ch. foliatum (Atyeo et Gaud, 1978) comb. n., Ch. megachelicum (Atyeo et Gaud, 1978) comb. n., Ch. retusum (Trouessart, 1899) comb. n., Ch. serrulatum (Atyeo et Gaud, 1978) comb. n., and Ch. taurus (Trouessart, 1899).

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