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Published: 2021-05-21

A checklist of bat-associated macronyssid mites (Acari: Gamasina: Macronyssidae) of Russia, with new host and geographical records

All-Russian Research Institute of Veterinary Entomology and Arachnology RAS, Tyumen, 625041, Institutskaya str., 2 National research Tomsk state university, Lenina str. 36, Tomsk, 634050 Russia
University of Michigan, 3600 Varsity Dr. #1030, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
All-Russian Research Institute of Veterinary Entomology and Arachnology RAS, Tyumen, 625041, Institutskaya str., 2 Tyumen state medical university, Odesskaya str. 54, Tyumen, 625023 Russia
Penza State University, Krasnaya str. 40, Penza, 440026 Russia
National research Tomsk state university, Lenina str. 36, Tomsk, 634050 Russia
Voronezh State University, Universitetskaya sqr. 1, Voronezh, 394018 Russia
Tver’ state university, Zhelyabova str. 33, Tver’, 170100 Russia
Tyumen state university, Volodarskogo str. 6, Tyumen, 625003 Russia
Acari Ichoronyssus Macronyssus Steatonyssus Cryptonyssus Russia


The family Macronyssidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) comprises mostly obligate blood-sucking ectoparasites of bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) and some other animals, such as small mammals, reptiles and birds. Here, we document and curate previously known data, and, based on our extensive survey, provide this article of bat-associated macronyssid mites of the Russian Federation. We record a total of 24 mite species belonging to 4 genera (Ichoronyssus, Macronyssus, Steatonyssus, and Cryptonyssus). Twenty-seven new host-parasite associations are reported. In addition, were provide data on five major Russian regions, for which bat-associated mite records were lacking.



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How to Cite

ORLOVA, M., KLIMOV, P., ORLOV, O., SMIRNOV, D., ZHIGALIN, A., BUDAEVA, I., EMELYANOVA, A., & ANISIMOV, N. (2021). A checklist of bat-associated macronyssid mites (Acari: Gamasina: Macronyssidae) of Russia, with new host and geographical records. Zootaxa, 4974(3), 537–564.