Abbreviata ranae ( Walton, 1931 )

Xue, Xiao-Feng, Song, Zi-Wei & Hong, Xiao-Yue, 2010, Five new species of Anthocoptini from China (Acari: Eriophyidae), Zootaxa 2544, pp. 1-53 : 25

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Abbreviata ranae ( Walton, 1931 )


Abbreviata ranae ( Walton, 1931) *

Site of infection: intestine, stomach.

Recruitment: ingestion.

Distribution: USA: Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, South Carolina ( Walton 1931).

Specimens in collections: Walton (1931) pointed out that type material was deposited in Ward Collection, University of Illinois, catalogue number 12211 .

Remarks: Larval forms of this species [originally described as Physaloptera ranae by Walton (1931)] have been reported in frogs ( Reiber et al. 1940; Campbell 1968; Ashton & Rabalais 1978); adults have not been described. Physaloptera ranae was transferred by Morgan (1941) to the genus Abbreviata , but Baker (1987) considered it a species inquirendae, because it is possible that more than one physalopterid species is envolved in these reports. On the other hand, Bursey et al. (2006a) pointed out that amphibians are probably intermediate hosts for species of Abbreviata .