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Zootaxa. 2014 Sep 1;3857(4):571-80. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3857.4.6.

A review of quill mites (Acari: Syringophilidae) parasitising Kenyan birds.

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Laboratory and Museum of Evolutionary Ecology, Department of Ecology, Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences, University of Prešov, 17. novembra 1,080 01 Prešov, Slovakia.; Email:
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Viničná 7, 128 43 Praha 2, Czech Republic; Email: unknown.
Department of Zoology, National Museums of Kenya, Museum Hill Road, P.O. Box 40658, P.C. 00100, Nairobi, Kenya; Email: unknown.
Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Zielona Góra, Szafrana 1, 65-516 Zielona Góra, Poland; Email: unknown.


Two new species of quill mites (Acari: Prostigmata: Syringophilidae) collected from passeriform and coraciiform birds from Kenya are described : Neoaulonastus apalis sp. nov. from Apalis porphyrolaema Reichenow and Neumann (Passeriformes: Cisticolidae) and Peristerophila upupi sp. nov. from Upupa epops Linnaeus (Coraciiformes: Upupidae). Additionally, 3 new host species: Cisticola hunteri Shelley, 1889; Acrocephalus baeticatus (Vieillot, 1817) and Ploceus xanthops (Hartlaub, 1862) from Kenya and two new localities are recorded for genera: Aulobia Kethley, 1970; Neoaulonastus Skoracki, 2004 and Syringophiloidus Kethley, 1970. The previous and the latest knowledge about syringophilid mites from Kenya is summarized in tabular form.

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