Pterodectinae Park et Atyeo, 1971

Mironov, Sergey V., Literak, Ivan & Čapek, Miroslav, 2008, New feather mites of the subfamily Pterodectinae (Acari: Astigmata: Proctophyllodidae) from passerines (Aves: Passeriformes) in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, Zootaxa 1947, pp. 1-38 : 4

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Pterodectinae Park et Atyeo, 1971
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Subfamily Pterodectinae Park et Atyeo, 1971

In the generic revision of Pterodectinae, Park and Atyeo (1971) arranged its genera into the Pterodectes and Trochilodectes generic groups based on the following characteristics. In the Pterodectes group (8 genera), solenidion Solenidion σ 1 on genua I is noticeably shorter than solenidion ω 3 on tarsi I, and tarsal seta wa is situated distinctly anterior to setae ra, la on tarsi I, II. In the Trochilodectes group (5 genera), solenidion Solenidion σ 1 is subequal or longer than solenidion ω 3 on legs I, and tarsal setae ra, wa, la are approximate to each other and situated at the midlevel of tarsi I, II. Further, one more genus, Alaudicola Mironov, 1996 , was established within the Pterodectes group (Mironov, 1996), and the genus Sclerodectes Park et Atyeo, 1973 , originally referred to the Trochilodectes group, was moved to the subfamily Rhamphocaulinae ( Proctophyllodidae ) ( Park & Atyeo, 1973; Gaud & Atyeo, 1996). Mites of the Trochilodectes group are restricted to hummingbirds ( Apodiformes : Trochilidae ), while representatives of the Pterodectes group occur on birds from other host orders.