The systematic position of the genus Chirobia Fain, 1959 (Astigmata: Sarcoptidae) with a description of Chirobia harpyionycteris n. sp. from the Old World fruit bat Harpyionycteris whiteheadi (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae)

A new species of Chirobia Fain, 1959, C. harpyionycteris n. sp., parasitic on the Old World fruit bat Harpyionycteris whiteheadi (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) is described and illustrated, with notes on its ecology. The assemblage of the genera Chirobia, Teinocoptes Rodhain, 1923 and Tychosarcoptes Fain, 1976 forms a monophyletic group within the family… CONTINUE READING