Journal:

2015. 23 (1)

Publicatione: 
NEW RECORDS OF FEATHER MITES (ACARI: ASTIGMATA) FROM PELECANIFORMES (AVES) IN BRAZIL



About authors:

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

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

Pedroso L. G. A., Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rio Claro, SP 13506-900, Brazil

Annotation:

This study provides the first account on feather mites associated with pelecaniform birds (Pelecaniformes) in Brazil. New records of nine feather mite species of the families Alloptidae, Xolalgidae (Analgoidea) and Freyanidae (Pterolichoidea) were made from tropicbirds, gannets, boobies, and cormorants from coastal areas of Brazil.

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