Dolichodectes Park et Atyeo, 1971

Constantinescu, Ioana Cristina, Chişamera, Gabriel Bogdan, Petrescu, Angela & Costică, Adam, 2018, Two new species of feather mites (Acarina: Psoroptidia) from the Oriental Magpie-Robin, Copsychus saularis (Passeriformes: Muscicapidae), Acarologia 58 (2), pp. 313-331 : 314

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Dolichodectes Park et Atyeo, 1971
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Genus Dolichodectes Park et Atyeo, 1971

The feather mite genus Dolichodectes Park and Atyeo, 1971 currently includes nine species;

one of them is widespread throughout the Old Word, one is described from Europe, one is from Asia, and six other species are recorded from Africa ( Trouessart 1885; Gaud and Mouchet 1957; Mironov and Fain 2003; Mironov et al. 2010, 2012, 2015). Atyeo (in:

McClure and Ratanaworabhan 1973) reported 16 undetermined and presumably new species of this genus from Asia. To date, only one species of the genus Dolichodectes has been described from birds of the genus Copsychus : Dolichodectes furcilobus Mironov, Literák ,

Hung and Čapek, 2012 from the White-rumped Shama, Copsychus malabaricus (Scopoli) ( Passeriformes : Muscicapidae ) in Vietnam ( Mironov et al. 2012). Of the nine species of the genus, three species were identified from birds of the family Muscicapidae , two species from birds of the family Acrocephalidae , and one from birds of the families Platysteiridae , Turdidae , Stenostiridae and Passeridae . Dolichodectes latilobus is the fourth species described from birds of the family Muscicapidae .