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Syst Parasitol. 2012 Oct;83(2):105-15. doi: 10.1007/s11230-012-9373-8. Epub 2012 Sep 15.

A revision of the chigger mite genus Paratrombicula Goff & Whitaker, 1984 (Acari: Trombiculidae), with the description of two new species.

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Zoological Institute, Universitetskaya Embankment 1, St Petersburg 199034, Russia. acari@zin.ru

Abstract

The monotypic chigger mite genus Paratrombicula Goff & Whitaker, 1984 is expanded to include five species. Two new species of chiggers, parasitising iguanid lizards in Chile, Paratrombicula chilensis n. sp. and P. goffi n. sp., are described, and two species, P. neuquenensis (Goff & Gettinger, 1995) n. comb. and Paratrombicula plaumanni (Brennan & Jones, 1964) n. comb., are transferred to this genus from Parasecia Loomis, 1966 and Neotrombicula Hirst, 1925, respectively. A key to the species of Paratrombicula is presented.

PMID:
22983798
DOI:
10.1007/s11230-012-9373-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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