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

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FD9313-FFB3-FFD9-FF7A-FA16BC13F955

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Aulonastus Kethley
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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  .