Nycteridocaulus Atyeo, 1966

Hernandes, Fabio Akashi, 2013, Three new proctophyllodine feather mites (Acari: Proctophyllodidae) from passerines in Brazil (Aves: Passeriformes), Journal of Natural History (J. Nat. Hist.) 48 (3 - 4), pp. 185-202 : 186

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Nycteridocaulus Atyeo, 1966


Genus Nycteridocaulus Atyeo, 1966

Type species

Nycteridocaulus tyranni Atyeo, 1966

This genus includes seven species, associated with Neotropical passerines of the families Tyrannidae , Pipridae , Vireonidae , Cotingidae and Furnariidae ( Atyeo 1966b; Alzuet and Brandetti 1986). Undetermined species have also been reported from the Parulidae ( Kanegae et al. 2008; Enout et al. 2012). Species of this genus have the genital arch low and its branches are sinuously curved.