Taxonomic review of the wingmite genus cameronieta (Acari: Spinturnicidae) on neotropical bats, with a new species from Northeastern Brazil

Juliana C. Almeida, Donald Gettinger, Scott L. Gardner

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Abstract

The ectoparasitic mite genus Cameronieta Acari: Mesostigmata: Spinturnicidae is endemic to the New World and associated exclusively with bats of the family Mormoopidae. The genus consists of 7 species, 4 broadly distributed through the Caribbean and mainland of North and South America, and 3 species limited to the Greater Antilles archipelago. We present a brief review of the taxonomic history, redefine the genus, and consider some questions that remain concerning the biology and systematics of the group. A new species, Cameronieta almaensis n. Sp., is described from the wings of Pteronotus parnellii collected from the Serra das Almas Reserve, in the northeastern state of Ceará, Brazil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-220
Number of pages9
JournalComparative Parasitology
Volume83
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2016

Keywords

  • Acari
  • Brazil
  • Cameronieta
  • Ceará
  • Chiroptera
  • Ectoparasite
  • Mormoopidae
  • Parasitiformes
  • Pteronotus
  • Spinturnicidae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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