Aulonastus Kethley, 1970

Skoracki, Maciej, Spicer, Greg S. & Oconnor, Barry M., 2016, A systematiC review of the subfamily Syringophilinae (ACari: Syringophilidae) of the NearCtiC region. Part 1: quill mites assoCiated with passerines (Aves: Passeriformes), Zootaxa 4084 (4), pp. 451-494: 454

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scientific name

Aulonastus Kethley, 1970
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Genus Aulonastus Kethley, 1970 

Aulonastus Kethley, 1970: 47  ; Skoracki 2011: 136.

Type species: Aulonastus pipili Kethley, 1970  , by original designation.

Representatives of the genus Aulonastus  are found inside feather quills of secondaries, coverts and only occasionally inside contour feathers. They are associated with passerines of the families Cardinalidae  , Emberizidae  , Fringillidae  , Icteridae  , Laniidae  , Motacillidae  , Prunellidae  , Rhinocriptidae, Turdidae  , and Troglodytidae  .

The Nearctic fauna comprises five of the 14 species described in this genus: A. emberizicus Skoracki et al., 2010  , A. euphagus Skoracki et al., 2010  , A. pipili Kethley, 1970  , A. pirangus Skoracki et al., 2010  , and A. sturnellus Skoracki et al., 2010  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Trombidiformes

Family

Syringophilidae

Loc

Aulonastus Kethley, 1970

Skoracki, Maciej, Spicer, Greg S. & Oconnor, Barry M. 2016
2016
Loc

Aulonastus

Kethley 1970: 47