Nasal mites of Tyrannidae (Aves) in Brazil

MM. Mendes, CS. Mascarenhas, AL. Sinkoc, G. Müller
2014 Brazilian Journal of Biology  
A total of 81 Tyraniidae birds were examined, 80 Pitangus sulphuratus (Linnaeus, 1766) (Great kiscadee), and one Machetornis rixosa (Vieilot, 1819) (Cattle tyrant), for collection of nasal mites, which were identified as Ptilonyssus spinosus (Brooks & Strandtmann, 1960) and Sternostoma longisetosae (Hyland, 1961) (Rhinonyssidae). This finding characterises the first report of P. spinosus and S. longisetosae in P. sulphuratus, and the first record of P. spinosus in M. rixosa, and expands the
more » ... raphic distribution of these species. It is the first occurrence of S. longisetosae in the Neotropics, and the first citation of P. spinosus in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
doi:10.1590/1519-6984.12912 pmid:25166334 fatcat:4xkbpugrtfgwpnunrx6pm6zrfy