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A new species of Schoutedenichia Jadin & Vercammen-Grandjean, 1954 from Madagascar and a re-description of S. dutoiti (Radford, 1948) from South Africa (Acariformes: Trombiculidae)

Stekolnikov, Alexandr A. ORCID; Kessler, Sharon E. ORCID; Matthee, Sonja ORCID; Hasiniaina, Alida F.; Radespiel, Ute ORCID; Zimmermann, Elke ORCID; Durden, Lance A.

A new chigger mite species, Schoutedenichia microcebi n. sp. is described from the grey mouse lemur Microcebus murinus (J.F. Miller) from Madagascar. The new species is closely related to S. dutoiti (Radford, 1948), a species described from a single specimen collected on a rodent in South Africa. Examination of the holotype and new material on S. dutoiti from South Africa enabled us to re-describe this species and provide new data on its hosts and geographical distribution.


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