Syringophilopsis philemonis, Glowska, Eliza & Laniecka, Izabella, 2013

Glowska, Eliza & Laniecka, Izabella, 2013, Two new quill mite species (Prostigmata: Syringophilidae) parasitizing Australian birds, Zootaxa 3670 (3), pp. 385-390: 386

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3670.3.9

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:FE7CEBD2-1E3F-4FE1-B883-7423B29D5BD4

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3503697

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A05D0755-1202-9576-0CF9-FE77FB75F945

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scientific name

Syringophilopsis philemonis
status

sp. nov.

Syringophilopsis philemonis  sp. nov.

( Figs. 1–5View FIGURES 1 – 5)

Female (holotype). Total body length 1285 (1245 in 1 paratype). Gnathosoma  . Infracapitulum apunctate. Hypostomal apex with 1 pair of small and sharp-ended protuberances ( Fig. 3View FIGURES 1 – 5). Each medial branch of peritremes with 2–4 chambers, each lateral branch with 11–13 chambers ( Fig. 4View FIGURES 1 – 5). Length of apunctate stylophore and movable cheliceral digit 230 (235) and 155 (150), respectively. Idiosoma  . Propodonotal shield with concave anterior margin, sculptured and punctate laterally. Length ratio of setae vi:ve:si 1: 1.7–1.9: 2.5–2.6. Setae se bases situated slightly anterior to c 1. Hysteronotal shield absent or restricted to small, weakly sclerotized and punctate patches, bearing bases of setae d 1. Pygidial shield small, weakly sclerotized and apunctate. Length ratio of setae f 1:f 2 and h 1:h 2 1: 1.1 and 1: 1.1–1.5, respectively. Setae f 1 –h 1, f 2 –h 2 subequal in length. Length ratio of ag 1:ag 2:ag 3 1: 1–1.7: 1.3– 1.9. Setae ag 2 and g1,2 subequal in length. Coxal fields I –IV apunctate. Setae 3 c 1.3–1.7 times longer than 3 b. Legs. Fan-like setae p’ and p” of legs III –IV approximately with 20 tines ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 1 – 5). Setae tc” ca. 1.2–1.4 longer than tc’. Lengths of setae: vi 135 (170), ve 255 (285), si 345 (430), c 2 430 (415), se 400 (415), c 1 450 (420), d 2 405 (450), d 1 465 (485), e 2 495 (420), ag 1 215 (300), ag 2 380 (305), ag 3 405 (385), f 1 450 (485), f 2 505 (545), h 1 320 (450), h 2 465 (505), g 1 285 (330), g 2 295 (285), ps 1 70 (70), ps 2 90 (80), tc’ 100 (85), tc” 120 (120), sc 3 (90), sc 4 (80), 3 b 145 (180), 3 c 255 (230).

MALE. Not found.

Type material. Female holotype and female paratype from Philemon citreogularis (Gould)  ( Passeriformes  , Meliphagidae  ), AUSTRALIA: Beagle Bay, 26 August 1976, coll. F.S. Lukoschus.

Type deposition. Holotype and paratype are deposited in the Biozentrum Grindel und Zoologisches Museum Hamburg in the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Etymology. The name philemonis  refers to the generic name of the host.

Differential diagnosis. This new species Syringophilopsis philemonis  is morphologically similar to S. blaszaki Skoracki and Dabert  described from Anthus trivialis  (L.) ( Passeriformes  : Motacillidae  ) ( Skoracki & Dabert 1999). Females of both species are characterized by the hypostomal apex with a pair of short and sharp-ended protuberances, by setae f 1, f 2, h 1, and h 2 subequal in length, the genital and aggenital setae are subequal in length. Females of Syringophilopsis philemonis  are distinguishable from S. blaszaki  by the following features: the movable cheliceral digit is 150–155 long, the median and lateral peritremal branches have three and 11–12 chambers, respectively, the length ratio of setae vi:si is 1: 2.5–2.6, seate se are situated anterior to c 1, the hysteronotal shield is punctate, the pygidial and coxal shields are apunctate, fan-like setae p’ and p” bear 18–20 tines, length of setae ps 1 and ps 2 are 70 and 80–90, respectively. In S. blaszaki  , the length of movable cheliceral digit is 195–205, the median and lateral branches of peritremes have 4–6 and 11–15, the length ratio of setae vi:si is 1: 3.5, setae se and c 1 are situated at the same level, the hysteronotal shield is apunctate, the pygidial and coxal shields are punctate, fan-like setae p’ and p” are with 12–14 tines, and the length of setae ps 1 and ps 2 is about 55.