Ingrassiella Dubinin, 1949,

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Ingrassiella Dubinin, 1949


Genus Ingrassiella Dubinin, 1949 

The most morphologically distinctive character of the genus Ingrassiella  , differing it from other genera of the subfamily Xolalginae  , is the presence of long and narrow extensions arising backward from the posterolateral angles of the prodorsal shield. To date, this genus includes six species from the following hosts: Ingrassiella listrophoroides Dubinin, 1949  from Dendrocygna autumnalis  (L.) and D. viduata  (L.) ( Anseriformes  : Anatidae  ); I. acromiacantha Gaud, 1962  from Gerygone flavolateralis citrina Mayr  ( Passeriformes  : Acanthizidae  ); I. crassipoda Gaud, 1970  from Myiagra caledonica Bonaparte  ( Passeriformes  : Monarchidae  ); I. discigera Gaud, 1973  from T. iliacus  L., Turdus pilaris  L., T. viscivorus  L., and Zoothera gurneyi (Hartlaub)  ( Passeriformes  : Turdidae  ); I. calcarata Černý, 1975  from Turdus nudigenis Lafresnaye  ( Passeriformes  : Turdidae  ); and I. spinosa ( Trouessart and Neumann, 1888)  from Malurus cyanocephalus Quoy and Gaimard  ( Passeriformes  : Maluridae  ).

Mc Clure & Ratanaworabhan (1973) reported 12 possible new species of the Ingrassiella  on the birds from the families Turdidae  , Muscicapidae  and Timaliidae  in Asia. Unfortunately these species have never been described.