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Running Head: Bochkov and Ochoa [or Bochkov et al. in the case of three or more authors] Three new cheyletids 
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A.V. Bochkov1*, R. Ochoa2 [* corresponding author]
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1 Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya emb. 1, 199034 St. Petersburg, RUSSIA, e-mail: 
2 Systematic Entomology Laboratory USDA-ARS, 10300 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville, Maryland 20705, USA, e-mail: 
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Key words: mites, Cheyletidae, new species, taxonomy
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Three new species of the family Cheyletidae (Acari: Prostigmata) … [not more 250 words]
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The family Cheyletidae (Acari: Prostigmata) includes about 370 species …. 
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In the descriptions, terminology for the idiosomal and leg chaetotaxy follows Grandjean (1939, 1944). Setal complements are …

SYSTEMATICS [RESULTS — for experimental papers]
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Family Cheyletidae Leach, 1815
Genus Mexecheles De Leon, 1962
Mexecheles shiva Bochkov et Ochoa, sp. n.
Figs 1–2
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Description [Redescription — optionally]: Female (holotype). Gnathosoma 190 long (180–190 in 10 paratypes) … [In the cases where measurements are diagnostic, the mean and standard deviation of these measurements should be given.] 
Male (4 paratypes). Gnathosoma about … 
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Type material. Male holotype (BMOC 95-1214-018, 1), 8 male and 10 female paratypes (BMOC 95-1214-018, 2-19) ex Bullimus gamay Rickart, Heaney et Tabaranza, 2002 (Rodentia: Muridae) (FMNH 154878) [head], Philippines: Camiguin Isl., Mt. Timpoong, 2 km N, 6.5 km W Mahinog, 9º11’N, 124º43’E, 18 March 1995, coll. L.R. Heaney (LRH 5358). 
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Non-type material. 10 females and 10 males (BMOC …
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Type depositories. Holotype and 10 paratypes are deposited in USNM, one female paratype in …
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Etymology. This species name is derived from the name Shiva who is a god-destroyer in Indian mythology …
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Differential diagnosis [or Remarks, optional]. The female of this new species can easily be distinguished from all other representatives of the genus Mexecheles by the absence of … 
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To date about 450 species of cheyletid mites are known …

CONCLUSION (optional)
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This research was supported by a grant from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research to AVB … 
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1. Papers in periodicals:
Lange, A.B. and Sokolova, T.V. 1992. [Parasitism of the itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei (Acariformes)]. Parazitologiya, 26: 281–295. [In Russian]
Rudd, J.A. 1997. Effects of pesticides on spin down and webbing production by the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae). Experimental and Applied Acarology, 21: 615–628.
2. Monographs and books:
Roberts, F.S.H. 1970. Australian ticks. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Organization, Melbourne. 267 pp.
Balashov, Yu.S. 1998. Iksodovyye kleshchi — parazity i perenoschiki infektsionnykh bolezney [Ixodid ticks — parasites and vectors of infections]. Publisher: Nauka, Saint Petersburg, 287 pp. [In Russian] 
[Note: Original titles of monographs written in languages using a non-Latin alphabet 
should be both transliterated and translated into English as in the example above. For transliteration we recommend “The BGN/PCGN system developed by the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names for British Official Use” (e.g]
3. Book chapters:
Zachvatkin, A.A. 1953. [Study of morphology and postembrional development of tyroglyphids (Sarcoptiformes, Tyroglyphoidea)]. In: E.S. Smirnov (Ed.). A.A Zakhvatkin. Sbornik nauchnykh rabot. Moscow State University, Moscow, p.19–120. [In Russian]
Hoogstraal, H. and Kim, K.C. 1985. Tick and mammal coevolution, with emphasis on Haemaphysalis. In: K.C. Kim (Ed.). Coevolution of parasitic arthropods and mammals. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, pp. 505–568.
4. Abstracts of presentations at congresses and symposia:
Balashov, Yu.S. 1998. [A place of ixodid ticks (Acarina, Ixodidae) in forest ecosystems]. In: G.S. Medvedev (Ed.). Problemy Entomologii v Rossii. Sbornik nauchnykh Trudov XI S’ezda Russkogo entomologicheskogo obshchestva (23–29 September 1997, Saint Petersburg, Russia). Abstracts. Zoological Institute RAS, Saint Petersburg, p. 28. [In Russian]
Walter, D.E. 2002. A plethora of questions, but only a modicum of answers: the Australian acarofauna of tropical forests. In: J.B. Morales-Malacara and G. Rivas (Eds.). XI International Congress of Acarology (8–13 September 2002, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico), Program and Abstracts. UNAM, Mexico City, p. 94.
5. Theses:
Kurey, W.J. 1976. Ectoparasitic Acarina (Analgoidea) from non-passeriform birds of North America. MS thesis. Youngstown State University, Youngstown. 60 pp.
6. Thesis abstracts:
Kivganov, D.A. 1996. Klishchi pir'yanogo pokryvu ta gnizd kryachkiv (Laridae, Sterninae) pivdnya Ukrainy [=Feather mites from the plumage and nests of terns (Laridae, Sterninae) of the south of Ukraine]. Abstract of the Candidate of Biological Sciences thesis. Kiev. 21 pp. [In Ukrainian]
Mironov, S.V. 1998. Per’evie kleshchi semeystv Avenzoariidae i Alloptidae (sistematika, filogeniya i koevolutsionnye otnosheniya s ptitsami [=Feather mites of the families Avenzoariidae and Alloptidae (Systematics, phylogeny and co-evolutionary relationships with birds)]. Abstract of the Doctor of Biological Sciences thesis. Publisher: TzOP SPBGU, Saint Petersburg. 46 pp. [In Russian]
7. Special issues (series of Fauna of the USSR and Fauna of Russia):
Dubinin, V.B. 1951. Per’evie kleshchi (Analgesoidea). Chast’ I. Vvedenie v isuchenie. [=Feather mites (Analgesoidea). Part I. Introduction to study]. Fauna of the USSR, Paukoobraznyye 6 (5). Publisher: Nauka, Moscow-Leningrad, 363 pp. [In Russian]
8. Software programs:
Sorenson, M.D. 1999. TreeRot. Version 2. University of Boston, Boston.

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Table 1. Measurements of Mexecheles shiva sp. n.

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Table 2. Measurements of ….

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Fig. 1. Mexecheles shiva sp.n., holotype female. A — dorsal view; B — palpal claw, dorsal view; C — apical part of tarsus I, dorsal view; D — claws of tarsus IV.
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