Kalamotrypetes Casto, 1980, Casto, 1980

Skoracki, Maciej & Sikora, Bozena, 2011, Quill mites (Acari: Syringophilidae) associated with galliform birds (Aves: Galliformes), Zootaxa 2966, pp. 13-30: 16

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.278233

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5296684

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scientific name

Kalamotrypetes Casto, 1980
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Genus Kalamotrypetes Casto, 1980  

Kalamotrypetes Casto, 1980: 233   .

Type species: Kalamotrypetes colinastes Casto, 1980   by original designation.

Until now this genus includes two species, K. colinastes Casto   and K. pavodaptes Casto. Because   , the second species has all characters that perfectly correspond to those of Mironovia Chirov and Kravtsova   , e.g. constricted stylophore, ornamented dorsal setae and two pairs of aggenital setae in both sexes, we transferred this species to the genus Mironovia   . Below, we establish a new diagnosis for this genus and give description of new species, K. cracidus   .

Diagnosis. FEMALE. Small to medium-sized syringophilids (total body length 495–750). Gnathosoma. Hypostomal apex without protuberances. Lateral hypostomal teeth absent. Peritremes M-shaped, with clearly visible chambers in each branch. Movable cheliceral digits edentate. Stylophore rounded posteriorly. Idiosoma   . Dorsal propodonotal setae delicately ornamented. Six pairs of propodonotal setae present, arranged 2 – 1 – 1–2. Propodonotal shield entire, bearing bases of all propodonotal setae, except c 2. Hysteronotal shield well developed, fused to pygidial shield. Bases of setae d 1 situated closer to d 2 than to e 2. Terminal setae f 1 and h 1 short, f 2 and h 2 long. Two pairs of pseudanal, 2 pairs of genital and 3 pairs of aggenital setae present. Legs. Legs I thicker than II–IV. Full complement of leg setae present. Apodemes I slightly divergent and not fused to apodemes II, both dissimilar in shape and size. Antaxial and paraxial members of claw pair subequal in size and shape, without basal angle.

MALE. Features as in females except: total body length 700–800; dorsal idiosomal setae smooth; hysteronotal shield fused to pygidial shield; hysteronotal setae d 2 short or long, d 1 and e 2 short; terminal setae f 2 short, h 2 long or short.

Host range. Members of this genus are associated with galliform birds of the family Cracidae   and Odontophoridae   .

Habitat. Mites inhabiting quills of flight feathers: secondaries and coverts.

Species included. This genus includes 2 species: K. colinastes   and K. cracidus   sp. nov.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Trombidiformes

Family

Syringophilidae

Loc

Kalamotrypetes Casto, 1980

Skoracki, Maciej & Sikora, Bozena 2011
2011
Loc

Kalamotrypetes

Casto 1980: 233
1980