Two new species of Brueelia Kéler, 1936 (Ischnocera, Philopteridae) parasitic on Neotropical trogons (Aves, Trogoniformes)
Two new species of Brueelia are described and illustrated. These new species and their type hosts are: Brueelia sueta ex Pharomachrus pavoninus (Spix, 1824), the Pavonine Quetzal and Brueelia cicchinoi ex Trogon viridis Linnaeus, the White-tailed Trogon. Both new species differ from the only Brueelia described on Trogon mexicanus by many morphological features, including those present in the male genitalia and female vulvar margin. Partial sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (COI) gene for these two new species differ from one another by 13.6% uncorrected p-distance. Whereas B. cicchinoi is only 0.3% divergent from previously published COI sequences identified as Brueelia sp. from the Mexican T. melanocephalus Gould, 1936 and T. massena Gould, 1938. We also found B. cicchinoi on T. melanurus, T. collaris and Pharomachrus pavoninus. Thus B. cicchinoi is found on multiple trogoniform hosts across an extremely large geographic distribution and has one of the largest number of host associations among Brueelia species.
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Valim MP, Weckstein JD (2011) Two new species of Brueelia Kéler, 1936 (Ischnocera, Philopteridae) parasitic on Neotropical trogons (Aves, Trogoniformes). ZooKeys 128: 1–13. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.128.1583
Phthiraptera Ischnocera Philopteridae Brueelia Aves Trogoniformes Trogonidae Trogon Pharomachrus Neotropical
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-55.69, -121.1], North East [35.06, -30.08]|
Brueelia species (Insecta: Phthiraptera: Philopteridae) parasitizing Trogons (Aves: Trogonidae)
|Species||Brueelia sueta (chewing louse), Brueelia cicchinoi (chewing louse), Brueelia insolita (chewing louse)|
Host species of Trogons (Aves: Trogonidae) parasitized by Brueelia (Insecta: Phthiraptera: Philopteridae)
|Species||Pharomachrus pavoninus (Pavonine Quetzal), Trogon viridis (White-tailed Trogon), Trogon melanurus (Black-tailed Trogon), Trogon massena (Slaty-tailed Trogon), Trogon melanocephalus (Black-headed Trogon), Trogon collaris (Collared Trogon), Trogon mexicanus (Mountain Trogon)|
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|Title||Southern Amazonian Birds and Their Symbionts: Biodiversity and Endemicity of Parasites From the Most Diverse Avifauna on Earth|
|Funding||U.S. National Science Foundation (DEB-1120054 and DEB-0515672) Brazilian National Science Foundation [Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico] (200453/2010-6)|
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- Valim MP, Weckstein JD (2011) Two new species of Brueelia Kéler, 1936 (Ischnocera, Philopteridae) parasitic on Neotropical trogons (Aves, Trogoniformes). ZooKeys 128: 1–13. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.128.1583 10.3897/zookeys.128.1583