A new species of neotropical laelapine mite (Acari: Mesostigmata: Laelapidae) from Delomys, an Endemic Rodent from the Southeastern Atlantic Forest Region

Donald Gettinger, Scott L. Gardner

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A new species, Androlaelaps delomys n. sp., (Acari: Mesostigmata: Laelapidae) is described from the sigmodontine rodent, Delomys dorsalis, collected in the Boraceia Biological Station in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. This mite is associated with the endemic rodent genus Delomys throughout the Atlantic Forest region of southeastern Brazil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-247
Number of pages4
JournalComparative Parasitology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015



  • Acari
  • Androlaelaps
  • Brazil
  • Cricetidae
  • Delomys
  • Laelapidae
  • Parasitiformes
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Rodentia
  • Sao Paulo
  • Sigmodontinae
  • ectoparasite
  • host

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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