Kalamotrypetes cracidus, Skoracki, Maciej & Sikora, Bozena, 2011

Skoracki, Maciej & Sikora, Bozena, 2011, Quill mites (Acari: Syringophilidae) associated with galliform birds (Aves: Galliformes), Zootaxa 2966, pp. 13-30: 16-19

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5296687

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D987CD-FFF0-FFDC-FF61-FACCFAE6FE96

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Plazi

scientific name

Kalamotrypetes cracidus
status

sp. nov.

Kalamotrypetes cracidus   sp. nov.

( Figs. 1–10 View FIGURES 1, 2 View FIGURES 3 – 10 )

Description. FEMALE. Total body length including gnathosoma 570 in holotype (495–550 in 12 paratypes). Gnathosoma. Hypostomal apex rounded and without protuberances. Each medial branch of peritremes with 2–4 chambers, each lateral branch with 6–8 chambers. Stylophore apunctate, 155 (150–165) long. Idiosoma   . Propodonotal shield weakly sclerotized with concave posterior margin, bearing bases of setae vi, ve, si, se and c 1. Setae c 1 situated anterior to level of setae se. Length ratio of setae vi:ve:si:c 2 1: 1.5: 2.5: 7.5. Hysteronotal shield fused to pygidial shield, weakly sclerotized. Distance between setae d 2 and d 1 bases about half as long as distance between d 1 and e 2. Length ratio of f 2:h 2 1: 1.4. Length ratio of setae ag 1:ag 2:ag 3 2.4: 1: 2.4. Coxal fields I–II well sclerotized, III–IV weakly sclerotized. Setae 3 c twice as long as 3 b. Legs. Fan-like setae p’ and p” with 6–7 tines. Setae tc”III– IV 1.5 times longer than tc’III–IV. Lengths of setae: vi 20 (15–20), ve 30 (25–35), si 45 (40–60), se 150 (120–160), c 1 155 (155–160), c 2 155 (135–170), d 1 125 (105–130), d 2 135 (135–165), e 2 140 (120–140), f 1 25 (20–25), f 2 235 (190–235), h 1 20 (20–25), h 2 (270–330), ag 1 95, ag 2 40, ag 3 105 (80–115), g 1 and g 2 20 (15–20), ps 1 and ps 2 15 (15–20), tc’III– IV 35, tc” III–IV 55, 3b 25 (15–25), 3 c 50 (50–65).

MALE. Total body length including gnathosoma 375–390 in 2 paratypes. Gnathosoma. Hypostomal apex rounded and smooth. Each medial branch of peritremes with 3–4 chambers, each lateral branch with 5–7 chambers. Stylophore apunctate, 130–135 long. Idiosoma   . Propodonotal shield with concave posterior margin, bearing bases of setae vi, ve, si and c 1. Bases of setae se and c 1 situated at same transverse level. Length ratio of vi:ve:si:c 2 1: 1.25: 1.5: 5.5. Hysteronotal shield fused to pygidial shield, anterior margin reaching to level of setae d 2, setae d 1, e 2, f 2 and h 2 on margin of this shield. Distance between setae d 2 and d 1 half as long as the distance between d 1 and e 2. All hysteronotal setae subequal in length. Aggenital setae ag 1 and ag 3 subequal in length, both twice as long as ag 2. Coxal fields I–II well sclerotized, III–IV weakly sclerotized. Legs. Fan-like setae p’ and p” with 5–6 tines. Lengths of setae: vi 15–25, ve 25–30, si 25–45, c 1 <60, c 2 100–120, se 120–125, d 1 15–20, d 2 20–25, e 2 15, f 2 20, h 2 105–120, ag 1 45, ag 2 25, ag 3 45, 3b 15, 3c 50.

Type material. From covert quills of Penelope   sp. ( Cracidae   ): female holotype, 11 female and 3 male paratypes (AMU-SYR. 135.4); GUYANA, 4 June 1938, coll. A. Fisher. Mites collected by M. Skoracki.

Type deposition. All material is deposited in the AMU, except 2 female paratypes in the ZISP and 1 female paratype in the ZSM.

Additional material. 14 females, 1 male and 1 nymph from Ortalis canicollis (Wagler)   ( Cracidae   ) (AMU- SYR. 136); PARAGUAY, 20 December 1931, coll. Kiefer. Mites collected by M. Skoracki. Material is deposited in the AMU, except 2 females in the ZSM and 2 females in the ZISP.

Etymology. The name of this new species refers to the family name of the host – Cracidae   .

Differential diagnosis. Kalamotrypetes cracidus   sp. nov., differs from K. colinastes Casto, 1980   by the following characters: in females of K. cracidus   , total body length is 495–570; each lateral branch of the peritremes has 6–7 chambers; length of the stylophore is 150–165 long; the length ratio of setae ag 1:ag 2:ag 3 is 2.4: 1: 2.4; in males all hysteronotal setae (d 1, d 2, e 2) are short and subequal in length. In females of K. colinastes   , total body length is 650–750; each lateral branch of the peritremes has 7–12 chambers; the stylophore is 200 long; the length ratio of setae ag 1:ag 2:ag 3 is 1.2: 1: 1.8; in males hysteronotal setae d 2 are about 3 times longer than d 1 and e 2.

ZISP

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology