Two new feather mites of the genus Protonyssus Trouessart, 1916 (Acariformes: Xolalgidae) from Brazilian parakeets (Psittacidae), with a key to species

The feather mite genus Protonyssus Trouessart (Xolalgidae: Ingrassiinae) has included four species associated with Neotropical and Old World parrots. In this article, two new species are described from Brazilian parakeets: Protonyssus mironovi sp. nov. from Psittacara leucophthalmus (Statius Muller,...

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Access type:openAccess
Publication Date:2017
Main Author: Hernandes, Fabio Akashi [UNESP]
Other Authors: Pedroso, Luiz Gustavo A. [UNESP]
Document type: Article
Language:eng
Published: Taylor & Francis Inc
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Online Access:http://hdl.handle.net/11449/159516
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01647954.2016.1250815
Citation:International Journal Of Acarology. Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis Inc, v. 43, n. 3, p. 204-211, 2017.
English abstract:The feather mite genus Protonyssus Trouessart (Xolalgidae: Ingrassiinae) has included four species associated with Neotropical and Old World parrots. In this article, two new species are described from Brazilian parakeets: Protonyssus mironovi sp. nov. from Psittacara leucophthalmus (Statius Muller, 1776), and P. athoracicus sp. nov. from Brotogeris chiriri (Vieillot, 1818) (Psittaciformes: Psittacidae). A key to species of the genus Protonyssus is presented.