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1 July 2003 Generic and Specific Synonymy of Mitonyssoides stercoralis Yunker, Lukoschus, and Giesen, 1990 with Coprolactistus whitakeri Radovsky and Krantz, 1998 (Acari: Mesostigmata: Macronyssidae)
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Mitonyssoides stercoralis Yunker, Lukoschus, and Giesen, 1990 is recognized as a senior subjective synonym of Coprolactistus whitakeri Radovsky and Krantz, 1998, new synonymy, and therefore Mitonyssoides Yunker, Lukoschus, and Giesen, 1990 is a senior synonym of Coprolactistus Radovsky and Krantz, 1998, new synonymy. By the species synonymy reported in this work, the known range of bat guano associations for M. stercoralis is extended to include both Vespertilionidae and Molossidae. Systematic and distributional implications of the synonymies are discussed.

F. J. Radovsky and G. W. Krantz "Generic and Specific Synonymy of Mitonyssoides stercoralis Yunker, Lukoschus, and Giesen, 1990 with Coprolactistus whitakeri Radovsky and Krantz, 1998 (Acari: Mesostigmata: Macronyssidae)," Journal of Medical Entomology 40(4), 593-594, (1 July 2003). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-2585-40.4.593
Received: 15 December 2002; Accepted: 1 April 2003; Published: 1 July 2003
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