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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.23.12.2

Two new species of the feather mite genus Analges Nitzsch, 1818 (Analgoidea: Analgidae) from accentors (Passeriformes: Prunellidae) — morphological descriptions with DNA barcode data

Jacek Dabert, Serge V. Mironov, Marián Janiga

Abstract


Two new species of the genus Analges (Astigmata: Analgoidea) are described from two species of accentors (Passeriformes: Prunellidae): Analges himalayanus sp. nov. from the Altai Accentor P. himalayana (Blyth), and A. slovakiensis sp. nov. from the Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris (Scopoli). Both species are closely related to A. bidentatus Giebel, 1871 described from the Dunnock Prunella modularis (Linnaeus). We extended the standard morphological descriptions of feather mites by species delimitation analyses carried out on DNA barcode sequences.


Keywords


Species delimitation methods, molecular taxonomy, morphology

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