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1 July 2016 Taxonomic Review of the Wingmite Genus Cameronieta (Acari: Spinturnicidae) on Neotropical Bats, with a New Species from Northeastern Brazil
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The ectoparasitic mite genus Cameronieta (Acari: Mesostigmata: Spinturnicidae) is endemic to the New World and associated exclusively with bats of the family Mormoopidae. The genus consists of 7 species, 4 broadly distributed through the Caribbean and mainland of North and South America, and 3 species limited to the Greater Antilles archipelago. We present a brief review of the taxonomic history, redefine the genus, and consider some questions that remain concerning the biology and systematics of the group. A new species, Cameronieta almaensis n. sp., is described from the wings of Pteronotus parnellii collected from the Serra das Almas Reserve, in the northeastern state of Ceará, Brazil. This is the first record of Cameronieta from Brazil.
The Helminthological Society of Washington
Juliana C. Almeida, Donald Gettinger and Scott L. Gardner "Taxonomic Review of the Wingmite Genus Cameronieta (Acari: Spinturnicidae) on Neotropical Bats, with a New Species from Northeastern Brazil," Comparative Parasitology 83(2), (1 July 2016). https://doi.org/10.1654/4788i.1
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