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Proceedings Papers
Published: 2022-11-30

Congruent co-evolution of the feather mite genus Trouessartia (Acariformes: Trouessartiidae) and endemic Malagasy warblers (Passeriformes: Bernieridae)

Department of Parasitic Arthropods, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya Embankment 1, Saint Petersburg 199034, Russia
Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 915 W State St., #G-225, West Lafayette, Indiana, 47907 USA, Tyumen State University, 10 Semakova Str., Tyumen, 625003, Russia
Department of Biology, Stonehill College, 320 Washington Street, Easton, Massachusetts 02357, USA
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, 3600 Varsity Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108, USA
Analgoidea Trouessartia COX1 barcoding cophylogeny host specificity Madagascar


The feather mite genus Trouessartia (Analgoidea: Trouessartiidae), with 145 known species, is the second most species-rich genus of feather mites. Species of Trouessartia are mostly associated with passerines (oscines and suboscines), with a few associations with woodpeckers. On hosts, the mites inhabit flight feathers, most commonly occurring on the secondaries and rectrices.


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