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1 June 2008 Blaszakia, a New Genus of Quill Mites (Acari: Syringophilidae) Parasitizing Turacos (Aves: Musophagiformes)
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A new genus and two new species of quill mites (Acari: Syringophilidae) are described and figured from birds of the order Musophagiformes. Blaszakia gen. nov. differs from the closely related Charadriphilus Bochkov et Chistyakov, 2001 by the rounded posterior margin of the stylophore and small number of chambers in the peritremal branches. The first new species — B. tauracos sp. nov. was recorded from Tauraco livingstoni (Gray) from Tanzania and from T. schalowi (Reichenov) (Musophagidae) from Guinea, the second — B. rossae sp. nov. was recorded from Musophaga rossae Gould (Musophagidae) from the Democratic Rep. of Congo. Syringophilid mites are recorded from birds of this order for the first time.
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Maciej Skoracki and Bożena Sikora "Blaszakia, a New Genus of Quill Mites (Acari: Syringophilidae) Parasitizing Turacos (Aves: Musophagiformes)," Annales Zoologici 58(2), (1 June 2008). https://doi.org/10.3161/000345408X326636
Received: 9 November 2007; Accepted: 1 February 2008; Published: 1 June 2008
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