Montesauria hernandesi Constantinescu, 2018

Constantinescu, Ioana Cristina, Popa, Oana Paula, Popa, Luis Ovidiu, Cobzaru, Ioana, Mukhim, D. Khlur B. & Adam, Costică, 2018, Two new feather mite species of the genus Montesauria Oudemans (Analgoidea: Proctophyllodidae) from thrushes (Passeriformes: Turdidae) in the Indian Subcontinent, Acarologia 58 (4), pp. 881-896 : 883

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Montesauria hernandesi Constantinescu

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Montesauria hernandesi Constantinescu sp. n. ( Figs. 1–4 View Figure 1 View Figure 2 View Figure 3 View Figure 4 )

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Type material — Holotype male and 25 paratypes (12 males and 13 females), from Turdus dissimilis Blyth, 1847 ( Passeriformes : Turdidae ), India, Meghalaya, Jaintia Hills, Shnongrim village , 25°21’12.36”N, 92°31’3.06”E, 25 Jan. 2014, 1151 m, subtropical forest, collector D.

K. B. Mukhim.

Type deposition — Holotype male (ANA1412), 12 males (ANA1408 –1411, ANA1413–

1417, ANA1442 C1, ANA1443 C2, ANA1444 C3) and 13 female (ANA1418–1427, ANA1445

C4, ANA1446 C5, ANA1447 C6) paratypes in MGAB collection.

Etymology — The species is named after Dr. Fabio Akashi Hernandes (Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brazil), a prominent expert on feather mites.


Muzeul de Istorie Naturala "Grigore Antipa"

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