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Psorergatoides cf. kerivoulae (Acari: Psorergatidae) induces cutaneous lesions on the wings of Myotis macropus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)

Nelson, L. J., Seeman, O. D. and Shinwari, M. W. (2017) Psorergatoides cf. kerivoulae (Acari: Psorergatidae) induces cutaneous lesions on the wings of Myotis macropus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Systematic and Applied Acarology, 22 (3). pp. 446-448. ISSN 1362-1971

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Article Link(s): https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.22.3.10

Publisher URL: http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.11158/saa.22.3.10

Abstract

Psorergatoides Fain is a cosmopolitan genus of microscopic parasitic mites harboured by chiropterans. Eighteen species are currently recognised as valid taxa, recorded from several dozen host species across nine families (Giesen 1990, Baker 2005). Infestations by these mites manifest as lesions in the ears and wings of their hosts but are not considered to be pathogenic. We report cutaneous wing lesions in the Australian endemic large-footed myotis (Myotis macropus Gould) induced by Psorergatoides cf. kerivoulae Fain as an incidental necropsy finding. We discuss the diagnostic challenges associated with this new host-parasite association.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Biosecurity Queensland
Subjects:Science > Zoology > Chordates. Vertebrates > Mammals
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary microbiology
Deposited On:12 Jan 2018 07:22
Last Modified:12 Jan 2018 07:22

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