Metapterodectes, Mironov, 2008

Mironov, Sergey & González-Acuña, Daniel, 2011, New feather mites of the subfamily Pterodectinae (Acariformes: Proctophyllodidae) from passerines (Aves: Passeriformes) from Chile and Cuba, Zootaxa 3057, pp. 1-48 : 43

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.3057.1.1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4623136

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/546E87CE-032D-FFA2-FF11-E735FA619163

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Metapterodectes
status

 

Key to Metapterodectes   species

(Males and females)

1. In females, setae ps 2, ps 3 short filiform, prodorsal shield with angular lateral incisions around bases of setae se, lobar shield entire, and setae h 2 shorter than lobar shield ( Figs. 25 View FIGURE 25 A, B). In males, setae h 1 situated anterior to level of supranal concavity, bases of genital papillae connected ( Figs. 24 View FIGURE 24 A, B)......................................... M. leptasthenurae   sp. n.

- In females, setae ps 2, ps 3 sucker-like, prodorsal shield without incisions around setae se (narrow incision posterior to bases of these setae can be present), lobar shield almost completely split by median bar of soft tegument into two parts remaining connected anteriorly by narrow transverse band, and setae h 2 longer than lobar shield. In males, setae h 1 situated at level of supranal concavity, bases of genital papillae separated............................................................. 2

2. In females, prodorsal shield without lateral incisions, anterior hysteronotal shield without circular lacunae, lobar shield with several circular lacunae situated laterally to supranal concavity, terminal cleft not extending beyond level of setae h 2. In males, setae h 3 spiculiform, posterior end of hysteronotal shield between levels of setae e 2 and f 2 with small circular lacunae....................................................................................... M. muticus ( Banks, 1909)  

- In females, prodorsal shield with narrow lateral incisions posterior to bases of setae se, anterior hysteronotal shield with small circular lacunae between levels of setae d 2 and e 2, lobar shield without lacunae, terminal cleft extending beyond level of setae h 2. In males, setae h 3 narrowly lanceolate, hysteronotal shield without circular lacunae........ M. furnarius Mironov, 2008