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19 March 2019 Microspalax atlanticus sp. nov. (Acariformes: Alloptidae), the first feather mite from a procellariiform bird in Brazil (Aves: Procellariiformes)
Fabio Akashi Hernandes
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Abstract

A new feather mite species of the genus MicrospalaxMégnin & Trouessart, 1884 (Alloptidae: Microspalacinae) is described from the Atlantic petrel, Pterodroma incerta (Schlegel, 1863), in Brazil. Males of M. atlanticus sp. nov. differ from M. pterodromaeDubinin, 1949 mostly by the wider opisthogastric shields and setae ps3 inserted at posterior third of that shield. This is the first representative of the genus described from Brazil, and the first feather mite described from a procellariiform bird in the country. A key to males of Microspalax species is presented.

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Fabio Akashi Hernandes "Microspalax atlanticus sp. nov. (Acariformes: Alloptidae), the first feather mite from a procellariiform bird in Brazil (Aves: Procellariiformes)," Systematic and Applied Acarology 24(3), 414-422, (19 March 2019). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.24.3.7
Received: 29 January 2019; Accepted: 27 February 2019; Published: 19 March 2019
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Acariformes
Astigmata
endangered bird
Neotropics
systematics
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