Hernandes F.A.1, Valim M.P.2, Pedroso L.G.A.1 2015. New records of feather mites (Acari: Astigmata) from Pelecaniformes (Aves) in Brazil // Acarina. Vol.23. No.1: 81–84 [in English].

1 Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rio Claro, SP 13506-900, Brazil; e-mails: abakashi@gmail.com ; luizgustavopedroso@gmail.com

2 Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; e-mail: mpvalim@gmail.com

ABSTRACT: This study provides the first account on feather mites associated with pelecaniform birds (Pelecaniformes) in Brazil. New records of nine feather mite species of the families Alloptidae, Xoalgidae (Analgoidea) and Freyanidae (Pterolichoidea) were made from tropicbirds, gannets, boobies, and cormorants from coastal areas of Brazil.

KEY WORDS: Acari, feather mites, taxonomy, biodiversity, Pelecaniformes, Brazil.

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