Journal:

2014. 22 (2)

Publicatione: 
A NEW FEATHER MITE OF THE GENUS PROMEGNINIA GAUD ET ATYEO, 1967 (ACARIFORMES: AVENZOARIIDAE) FROM THE GRAY-HEADED ALBATROSS THALASSARCHE CHRYSOSTOMA (PROCELLARIIFORMES: DIOMEDEIDAE)

Author:

Mironov, S.V.


About author:

Mironov, S.V., Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russia

Annotation:

A new feather mite species Promegninia thalassarche sp. n. (Avenzoariidae: Bonnetellinae) is described from the Gray-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma (Forster) (Procellariiformes: Diomedeidae) from South Georgia Island. The new species is morphologically close to the type species of the genus, P. pedimana (Trouessart, 1899), and most clearly differsfrom that species by having the terminal lamellae bidentate in males and the hysteronotal and humeral shields fused in females.

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