Details

Title

Chenophila nanseni sp. n. (Acari: Syringophilidae) parasitising the barnacle goose in Svalbard

Journal title

Polish Polar Research

Yearbook

2016

Volume

vol. 37

Numer

No 1

Publication authors

Keywords

Arctic ; barnacle goose ; parasites ; quill mites ; female polymorphism

Divisions of PAS

Nauki o Ziemi

Coverage

121-130

Abstract

A 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.

Publisher

Committee on Polar Research ; Polish Academy of Sciences

Date

2016

Type

Artykuły / Articles

Identifier

ISSN 0138-0338 ; eISSN 2081-8262

DOI

10.1515/popore−2016−0002

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