Bolivian ectoparasites: A new species of laelapine mite (Acari: Parasitiformes, laelapidae) from the rodent neacomys spinosus

Donald Gettinger, Scott L. Gardner

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Abstract

Laelaps neacomydis n. sp. is described from the pelage of the rodent Neacomys spinosus collected in Bolivia. Collection records from northern Brazil, southeastern Peru, and central Bolivia indicate its wide distribution across Amazonas associated with rodents of the genus Neacomys. The formal taxonomic description and illustrations are derived from the adults (female and male). Two larger species of laelapine mites, Gigantolaelaps intermedius and L. boultoni, infest the same hosts at the same localities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-52
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Volume91
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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