Three new species of the genus Passeroptes Fain (Astigmata: Dermationidae) from China

Zootaxa. 2014 Jul 16;3838(1):87-97. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3838.1.4.


Three new species of the genus Passeroptes (Acariformes: Dermationidae) are described from passerine birds (Passeriformes) in China: Passeroptes formosus sp. nov. from Garrulax formosus formosus (Verreaux) (Guizhou), P. poecilorhynchus sp. nov. from Garrulax poecilorhynchus berthemyi (David and Oustalet) (Guizhou), and P. picae sp. nov. from Pica pica sericea Gould (Henan). Passeroptes garrulax is redescribed from Garrulax poecilorhynchus berthemyi in Guizhou.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acari / anatomy & histology
  • Acari / classification*
  • Acari / growth & development
  • Animal Structures / anatomy & histology
  • Animal Structures / growth & development
  • Animals
  • Bird Diseases / parasitology
  • Body Size
  • China
  • Female
  • Male
  • Organ Size
  • Passeriformes / parasitology