Aulonastus Kethley

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: 422

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Aulonastus Kethley


Genus Aulonastus Kethley 

This genus has included 13 species inhabiting feather quills of the secondaries, coverts, rectrices, and body feathers ( Skoracki 2011). To date, they have been noted from passerines of the following families: Cardinalidae  , Emberizidae  , Fringillidae  , Icteridae  , Laniidae  , Motacillidae  , Muscicapidae  , Prunellidae  , and Troglodytidae ( Skoracki et al. 2012)  . Below, we describe a new species found on Pteroptochos  tarnii  (King), which represents a new host family ( Rhinocryptidae  ) for the genus Aulonastus  .