Syringophiloidus teledromas, Sikora, Bozena, Kaszewska, Katarzyna & Skoracki, Maciej, 2014

Sikora, Bozena, Kaszewska, Katarzyna & Skoracki, Maciej, 2014, Two new quill mites of the family Syringophilidae (Acari: Prostigmata) parasitising the tapaculos (Passeriformes: Rhinocryptidae) in South America, Zootaxa 3895 (3), pp. 419-426: 420-422

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3895.3.6

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F79DB92D-7BCA-4CB2-8514-6DE9EEBA5C21

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3499906

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FD9313-FFB1-FFD9-FF7A-FD0DBA6BFAAB

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Plazi

scientific name

Syringophiloidus teledromas
status

sp. nov.

Syringophiloidus teledromas  sp. nov.

( Figs 1–3View FIGURE 1View FIGURE 2View FIGURE 3)

Description. FEMALE, (holotype, 4 paratypes). Total body length 570 (555–615). Gnathosoma  . Infracapitulum sparsely punctate. Stylophore 140 (140–145) long, surface apunctate, basal half with longitudinal striae. Each medial branch of peritremes with 3 chambers, each lateral branch with 9–10 chambers. Idiosoma  . Propodonotal shield distinctly punctate, bearing bases of setae vi, ve, si and c 1, setae se situated on or near this shield. Length ratio of setae vi: ve: si 1: 1.2–1.6: 1.6–2.3. Hysteronotal shield bearing bases of setae d 1 and d 2, sparsely punctate in anterior part or apunctate, not fused to pygidial shield. Setae d 2 variable in length, distinctly shorter than setae d 1 and e 2 or subequal to them in length. Pygidial shield with indiscernible anterior margin. Length ratio of setae f 1: f 2 1: 7.5–8.5. All coxal fields well sclerotised and distinctly punctate. Genital plate absent. Setae ag 1 and ag 3 subequal in length, both pairs 1.5–2 times longer than ag 2. Setae 3 c 2.5–2.6 times longer than 3 b. Legs. Fan-like setae p’ and p ” of tarsi III and IV with 7–8 tines. Setae tc”III –IV 1.6–1.9 times longer than tc’III –IV. Length of setae: vi 15 (15–25), ve 25 (20–35), si 35 (35–40), se 190 (165–190), c 1 185 (185–195), c 2 (165–180), d 1 80 (80–115), d 2 75 (50–85), e 2 (95–100), f 1 20 (20), f 2 150 (150–170), h 1 25 (25–30), h 2 270 (270–280), ag 1 100 (105–120), ag 2 65 (60–75), ag 3 100 (100–125), tc’III – IV 40 (35–45), tc” III –IV 65 (65–70), 3 b (20–25), 3 c (60–70).

MALE (3 paratypes). Total body length 390–405. Gnathosoma  . Infracapitulum punctate. Stylophore 115–120 long, basal part of its dorsum punctate and with longitudinal striae. Each medial branch of peritremes with 3 chambers, each lateral branch with 11–12 chambers. Idiosoma  . Propodonotal shield with indiscernible lateral margins, punctate in anterior part, bearing bases of setae vi, ve, si and c 1. Length ratio of setae vi: ve: si 1: 1: 1. Hysteronotal shield weakly sclerotised, sparsely punctate. Pygidial shield absent. Setae d 1, d 2 and e 2 subequal in length. Setae ag 1 1.2–1.5 times longer than ag 2. Setae 3 c 2–3.5 times longer than 3 b. Legs. Fan-like setae p’ and p” of tarsi III and IV with 5–6 tines. Lengths of setae: vi 15, ve 15–20, si 10–15, se 60–90, c 1 105–115, c 2 65, d 1 10, d 2 10–15, e 2 5 –10, f 2 10–15, h 2 90, ag 1 30–55, ag 2 20–45.

Type material. Female holotype, 4 female and 4 male paratypes from the Sandy Gallito Teledromas  fuscus (Sclater and Salvin) ( Passeriformes  : Rhinocryptidae  ); ARGENTINA: Rio Negro, Cipolletti, Neuquén, 3856 'S 6759 'W, 17 December 1937, coll. Schumacher.

Type material deposition. All type material is deposited in the AMU, except 1 female and 1 male paratypes in the ZSM.

Differential diagnosis. Syringophiloidus teledromas  sp. nov. is morphologically close to S. tarnii Skoracki and Sikora, 2002  , also described from rhinocryptid host— Pteroptochos  tarnii  (King) from Argentina ( Skoracki & Sikora 2002). In females of both species, each medial branch of the peritremes has 2–3 chambers; setae ve are slightly longer than vi; coxal fields of legs I –IV are well developed and distinctly punctate; fan-like setae p’ and p” of the tarsi III –IV have 6–7 tines. This new species is distinguishable from S. tarnii  by the following features: in females of S. teledromas  , the propodonotal and hysteronotal shields are distinctly punctate; the length ratio of setae vi: si is 1: 1.6–2.3; length of setae si and ag 2 are 35–40 and 60–75, respectively. In males, the length ratio of setae vi: si is 1: 1 and length of setae si is 10–15. In females of S. tarnii  , the propodonotal and hysteronotal shields are apunctate; the length ratio of setae vi: si is 1: 6.2–7.8; length of setae si and ag 2 are 155–195 and 105–135, respectively. In males, the length ratio of setae vi: si is 1: 2.2 and length of setae si is 55–65.

Etymology. The species name is derived from the generic name of the host and is a noun in apposition.

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology