Ptyssalges Atyeo & Gaud, 1979

Hernandes, Fabio Akashi, 2013, The feather mites (Acari, Astigmata) of the Violet-capped Woodnymph, Thalurania glaucopis (Gmelin) (Aves, Trochilidae), with descriptions of three new species, Zootaxa 3616 (6), pp. 563-577 : 576

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3616.6.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:05C89903-B7A0-45BC-B316-931E789BDAFD

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6151659

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/05530039-2206-B869-FF27-159AFCFCFDF6

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Plazi

scientific name

Ptyssalges Atyeo & Gaud, 1979
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Ptyssalges Atyeo & Gaud, 1979

Type-species: Paralges major Trouessart, 1887

Mites of this genus also inhabit quills of hummingbirds (Atyeo & Gaud 1979), and can be characterized by having solenidia ω 1 on tarsi I and II inserted subapically. This genus is so far monotypic, although Atyeo & Gaud (1979) had mentioned that it contains numerous undescribed species. The species herein reported are clearly different from Ptyssalgers major (Trouessart), but is not described because no males and only a single female were found. (Collection data as in the new species described herein).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Astigmata

Family

Ptyssalgidae