TitleChenophila nanseni sp. n. (Acari: Syringophilidae) parasitising the barnacle goose in Svalbard
Journal titlePolish Polar Research
KeywordsArctic ; barnacle goose ; parasites ; quill mites ; female polymorphism
Divisions of PASNauki o Ziemi
AbstractA new species, Chenophila nanseni sp. n., collected from covert quills of the barnacle goose Branta leucopsis (Anseriformes: Anatidae) in Svalbard (Spitsbergen) is described and female polymorphism is recorded in this species. In syringophilids this phenomenon was known only for representatives of the genus Stibarokris. The new species differs from the similar Ch. platyrhynchos by following features: in females of Ch. nanseni the anterior margin of the propodonotal shield is flat (vs. concave in Ch. platyrhynchos) and the lengths of idiosomal setae si, f2 and ag3 in Ch. nanseni are distinctly shorter than in Ch. plathyrynchos.
PublisherCommittee on Polar Research ; Polish Academy of Sciences
TypeArtykuły / Articles
IdentifierISSN 0138-0338 ; eISSN 2081-8262