Proterothrix Gaud, 1968

Mironov, Sergey, Literak, Ivan, Hung, Nguyen Manh & Capek, Miroslav, 2012, New feather mites of the subfamily Pterodectinae (Acari: Proctophyllodidae) from passerines and woodpeckers (Aves: Passeriformes and Piciformes) in Vietnam, Zootaxa 3440, pp. 1-49 : 31

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.282115

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6170969

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CF4855-FF8C-EE70-FF57-C5A7FB39FEC8

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Plazi

scientific name

Proterothrix Gaud, 1968
status

 

Genus Proterothrix Gaud, 1968

Type species: Pterodectes wolffi Gaud, 1962 by original designation.

Proterothrix Gaud, 1968 is the most species-rich and morphologically diverse genus of the Proterothrix generic group, which unites morphologically archaic pterodectine genera associated with passerines and coraciiforms (Mironov 2009). To date this genus has included 22 species, of which 20 species are provisionally arranged into three species groups, megacaula , schizothyra, and wolffi ( Mironov et al. 2008 a, 2010; Mironov & Proctor 2009). The majority of species in the wolffi group (9 of the 15 included species) are associated with passerines of the infraorder Corvida in the Australian and Indo-Malayan regions, and only two species from this group, Proterothrix ranci ( Gaud, 1952) and P. terpsiphone Mironov, Literak, Capek and Koubek, 2010 , were described from corvid hosts in Africa and Madagascar ( Gaud 1952, 1968; Park & Atyeo 1971 a; Mironov et al. 2010). Three species of the wolffi group and a sole species of the megacaula group ( P. megacaula Mironov and Diao, 2008 ) were described from hosts of the infraorder Passerida in China ( Mironov et al. 2008 a; Mironov & Proctor 2009). Species of the schizothyra group are known exlusively from kingfishers ( Coraciiformes : Alcedinidae ) in Africa ( Gaud 1979). In the present study we describe for the first time a new Proterothrix species from a passerine host of the family Pelloreneidae (Passerida: Sylvioidea).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Astigmata

Family

Proctophyllodidae

Loc

Proterothrix Gaud, 1968

Mironov, Sergey, Literak, Ivan, Hung, Nguyen Manh & Capek, Miroslav 2012
2012
Loc

P. terpsiphone

Mironov, Literak, Capek and Koubek 2010
2010
Loc

P. megacaula

Mironov and Diao 2008
2008
Loc

Proterothrix

Gaud 1968
1968
Loc

Proterothrix ranci (

Gaud 1952
1952