Journal:

2020. 28 (1)

Publicatione: 
A NEW GENUS OF THE FEATHER MITE FAMILY PROCTOPHYLLODIDAE (ACARIFORMES: ANALGOIDEA) FROM WOODCREEPERS (PASSERIFORMES: FURNARIIDAE: DENDROCOLAPTINAE) IN THE NEOTROPICS



About authors:

Sergey V. Mironov, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russia
Sergio Bermúdez, Departamento de Investigación en Entomología Médica, Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas de Estudios de la Salud, Panamá, Panama

Acknowledgments:

The authors thank L. Domínguez and S. Torres (Instituto Gorgas, Panama City, Panama) for their major help in capturing the animals and collecting ectoparasites during our field trip in 2016 and Dr. Heather C. Proctor (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada) for critically reviewing the manuscript. The capturing of hosts and collecting of symbionts were performed according to the licenses (No. SE/A-100-2015, DAPVS-0743-2016) issued by the Environment National Ministry of Panama. The taxonomic part of this study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (No. 20-04-00500a) for SM, and the field investigation was funded by the UNACHI grant (No. 184-CN-01-A095-04-2013) for SB.

Annotation:

A new feather mite genus Dendrocolaptobius gen. n. belonging to the Nycteridocaulus generic group (Proctophyllodidae: Proctophyllodinae) is described. The genus includes two species associated with woodcreepers (Furnariidae: Dendrocopaptinae): Dendrocolaptobius cuneiformis (Mironov, 2017) comb. n. previously described from Sittasomus griseicapillus (Vieillot) in Costa Rica; and D. lepidocolapti sp. n. described herein from Lepidocolaptes souleyetii (Lafresnaye) in Panama. The new genus Dendrocolaptobius is clearly distinguished from the other genera of the Nycteridocaulus group in having an inverted genital arch and enlarged bow-shaped basal sclerite in males and the copulatory opening situated dorsally on the lobar region in females.

DOI: 10.21684/0132-8077-2020-28-1-29-38

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