Journal:

2014. 22 (1)

Publicatione: 
TWO NEW SPECIES OF THE FEATHER MITE GENUS AMERODECTES VALIM ET HERNANDES, 2010 (ACARIFORMES: PROCTOPHYLLODIDAE) FROM PASSERINES (AVES: PASSERIFORMES) OF THE NEW WORLD



About authors:

Mironov, S.V., Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russia
González-Acuña D.A., Departamento de Ciencias Pecuarias, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad de Concepción, Avenida Vicente Méndez 595, Chillán, Chile

Annotation:

Two new species of the feather mite genus Amerodectes Valim et Hernandes, 2010 (Proctophyllodidae: Pterodectinae) are described from passerines of the New World: Amerodectes tiaris sp. n. from the Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivaceus (Thraupidae) from Cuba and A. zonotrichiae sp. n. from the Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis (Emberizidae) from Chile. A brief review of taxonomic works dealing with the Pterodectes generic complex is provided.

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