New Taxa of the Subfamily Picobiinae (Cheyletoidea: Syringophilidae) Parasitizing Antbirds and Gnateaters (Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae, Conopophagidae) in Guyana

Zootaxa. 2014 Sep 12;3861(2):193-200. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3861.2.7.

Abstract

A new genus and three new species of the picobiin quill mites (Cheyletoidea: Syringophilidae) are described from passeriform birds in Guyana, Phipicobia pygiptilae gen. nov. and sp. nov. parasitizing Pygiptila stellaris (Spix) (Thamnophilidae), Rafapicobia thamnophili sp. nov. from Thamnophilus insignis Salvin et Godman (type host), Myrmoborus leucophrys (Tschudi), Myrmeciza ferruginea (St. Müller), Myrmotherula longipennis Pelzeln, and Hypocnemis cantator (Boddaert) (Thamnophilidae), and Rafapicobia milenskyi sp. nov. from Conopophaga aurita (Gmelin) (Conopophagidae).

MeSH terms

  • Animal Distribution
  • Animal Structures / anatomy & histology
  • Animal Structures / growth & development
  • Animals
  • Bird Diseases / parasitology*
  • Body Size
  • Ecosystem
  • Female
  • Guyana
  • Mite Infestations / parasitology
  • Mite Infestations / veterinary*
  • Mites / anatomy & histology
  • Mites / classification*
  • Mites / growth & development
  • Organ Size
  • Passeriformes / parasitology