Journal:

2019. 27 (2)

Publicatione: 
A NEW SPECIES OF THE FEATHER MITE GENUS CALCEALGES GAUD, 1952 (ACARIFORMES: TROUESSARTIIDAE) FROM THE LOWLAND TINY GREENBUL PHYLLASTREPHUS DEBILIS (PASSERIFORMES: PYCNONOTIDAE): MORPHOLOGICAL DESCRIPTIONS WITH DNA BARCODE DATA



About authors:

Jacek Dabert, Department of Animal Morphology, Faculty of Biology, A. Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
corresponding author; e-mail: dabert@amu.edu.pl


Marek Bąkowski, Department of Systematic Zoology, Faculty of Biology, A. Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Annotation:

A new species Calcealges bochkovi sp. n. (Astigmata: Analgoidea) is described from the lowland tiny greenbul Phyllastrephus debilis (Sclater) from Mozambique. This species is close to C. gyroplax Gaud et Mouchet, 1957 described from African bulbuls. Both sexes of these species are very similar in general body shape: in particular, in the form of the epimerites and of the opisthosomal lobes, as well as in the shape of the dorsal shields. The main diagnostic feature of the new species is the striation of dorsal shields, especially pronounced on the prodorsum (in C. gyroplax, these shields lack striae and they are uniformly dotted). The standard morphological description is supplemented by the COI barcode data.

DOI: 10.21684/0132-8077-2019-27-2-165-174

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