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Accepted by O. Seeman: 9 Nov. 2006; published: 8 Jan. 2007 47 ISSN 1175-5326 (print edition)
 

Summary: Accepted by O. Seeman: 9 Nov. 2006; published: 8 Jan. 2007 47
ZOOTAXA
ISSN 1175-5326 (print edition)
ISSN 1175-5334 (online edition)Copyright 2007 Magnolia Press
Zootaxa 1387: 4757 (2007)
www.mapress.com/zootaxa/
A new species of Ophiomegistus Banks (Acari: Paramegistidae)
from Papua New Guinea
HANS KLOMPEN1
& CHRISTOPHER C. AUSTIN2
1
Acarology Laboratory, Dept. of Entomology, Ohio State University, 1315 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, OH 43212.
E-mail: klompen.1@osu.edu
2
Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, 119 Foster Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. E-mail: ccaustin@lsu.edu
Abstract
A new species of Ophiomegistus, O. spectabilis, is described from New Guinea. This represents the 13th species of this
genus from New Guinea skinks. A re-evaluation of host and locality data for the genus shows a host range restricted to
squamates, especially skinks, but no obvious specificity for individual skink species. Specificity for small geographical
areas seems more likely.

  

Source: Austin, Christopher C. - Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University
Kubatko, Laura S. - Departments of Statistics & Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, Ohio State University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology; Mathematics