Haemogamasus nidiformes Bregetova

Vinarski, Maxim V. & Korallo-Vinarskaya, Natalia P., 2017, An annotated catalogue of the gamasid mites associated with small mammals in Asiatic Russia. The family Haemogamasidae (Acari: Mesostigmata: Gamasina), Zootaxa 4273 (1), pp. 1-18: 11

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4273.1.1

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scientific name

Haemogamasus nidiformes Bregetova
status

 

Haemogamasus nidiformes Bregetova   , 195 5

Haemogamasus nidiformes   .— Bregetova, 1955: 285, figs 561–564; Bregetova, 1956a: 136, 155, figs 272–275, 343; Bregetova, 1956b: 1652, fig. 5; Mrciak, 1958: 71; Strandtmann & Wharton, 1958: 134; Allred, 1969: 110; Garrett & Allred, 1971: 294; Zemskaya, 1973: 118; Bregetova, 1977: 570, figs 453 (3), 454 (2, 3); Nikulina, 1987: 224, 225, fig. 116 (4, 18); Senotrusova, 1987: 40, fig. 17; Haitlinger, 1988: 646, figs 18–21; Lundquist, 1990: 332, figs 2, B, 3, B; Goncharova et al., 1991: 48; Mašán & Fend’a, 2010: 103, figs 71, 79, 99–101; Fyodorova & Kharadov, 2012: 276, 277.

Haemogamasus nidi   .— Kozlowski, 1960: 409, fig. 1 (partim); Punda, 1972: 83, figs 1–14 (partim).

Type locality. Kyrgyzstan, Tien-Shan Region , upper courses of the Naryn River near the Petrov Glacier ( Bregetova, 1956b).  

Syntypes: ZIN. There are 12 females and 2 males in the type series.

Type host. Microtus gregalis   .

Host range. Like Hg. nidi   , this species is an ecologically opportunistic mite with a very broad range of hosts, both rodents and insectivores. Hg. nidiformes   do not exhibit any tendency to exploit a particular taxon of small mammals.

Distribution. The mite is widely distributed throughout the northern and central parts of Eurasia, being recorded from Nepal, Korea, Turkey and other countries of Asia (Prasad, 1972; Kim et al., 1987; Cicek et al., 2008) as well as from different regions of Europe ( Edler & Mehl, 1972; Mašán & Fend’a, 2010). In Asiatic Russia, it occurs almost everywhere, except for Kamchatka and Chukotka Peninsulae   and other regions of the extreme north-east of Asia ( Nikulina, 2004).

Remarks. The taxonomic validity of this species was questioned by Kozlowski (1960) and Punda (1972). Punda stated that Hg. nidiformes   is a junior synonym of Hg. nidi   whose ‘variation range is wide enough to enclose characters of Hg. nidiformes ’ ( Punda, 1972: 83)   . Her opinion was denied by Lundquist & Edler (1979), who provided additional morphological details to distinguish between the two phenotypically similar species. All Russian acarologists ( Zemskaya, 1973; Senotrusova, 1987; Goncharova et al., 1991; Nikulina, 2004) accepted Hg. nidiformes   as a valid taxon. Kim et al. (1987: 40) re-described this species.

The correct original spelling of the specific name is nidiformes   ( Bregetova, 1955, 1956a). Regardless, an alternative and incorrect spelling ( nidiformis   ) has occasionally been used ( Edler & Mehl, 1972; Mitchell, 1977; Lundquist & Edler, 1979; Kim et al., 1987). It should be noted that Bregetova herself once also used nidiformis ( Bregetova, 1956b)   . For the correct publication date of this name see remarks for Hg. ivanovi   above.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Laelapidae

Genus

Haemogamasus

Loc

Haemogamasus nidiformes Bregetova

Vinarski, Maxim V. & Korallo-Vinarskaya, Natalia P. 2017
2017
Loc

Haemogamasus nidi

Punda 1972: 83
Kozlowski 1960: 409
1960
Loc

Haemogamasus nidiformes

Fyodorova 2012: 276
Goncharova 1991: 48
Lundquist 1990: 332
Haitlinger 1988: 646
Nikulina 1987: 224
Senotrusova 1987: 40
Bregetova 1977: 570
Zemskaya 1973: 118
Garrett 1971: 294
Allred 1969: 110
Mrciak 1958: 71
Strandtmann 1958: 134
Bregetova 1956: 136
Bregetova 1956: 1652
Bregetova 1955: 285
1955