Revision of the genus Ornithocheyletia Volgin, 1964 (Acari: Cheyletidae)

  title={Revision of the genus Ornithocheyletia Volgin, 1964 (Acari: Cheyletidae)},
  author={Alex Fain},
  journal={Systematic Parasitology},
The genus Ornithocheyletia Volgin, 1964 is revised. If the three species described below are included the number of known species in this genus is now 22. These species live on or in the skin of birds and produce mange. The holotypes of all these species have been examined except those of O. pinguis (Berlese) and of O. dubinini Volgin which were not available. Three new species and one new subspecies are described: O. geopeliae sp. nov. from Geopelia striata, O. lepidus sp. nov. from Garrulax… CONTINUE READING


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