Chigger mites (Acari: Trombiculidae) of Turkey
A.A. Stekolnikov and M. Daniel
3216: 1-104 (2012).
S U M M A R Y
mites of Turkey were studied on the base of three expeditions (in 1969,
1998, and 2009) and revision of all previously
published data on this subject. In total, 43 species from 14 genera
parasitizing rodents, soricomorphs, and reptiles
in Turkey are considered, 37 of which are identified exactly. Eight new
species from the Western and Central Taurus Mts
are described: Xinjiangsha lyciaensis sp.
nov., Kepkatrombicula ciliciensis sp.
nov., K. taurensis sp. nov.,
kizlarsivrisiensis sp. nov., N.
kolebinovae sp. nov., N.
bolkarensis sp. nov., Miyatrombicula
attaliaensis sp. nov., and
Cheladonta deserticola sp. nov.
Twelve species were recorded in Turkey for the first time; moreover,
some new records
from other countries were reported (four species were for the first
time recorded in Russia, and by one species were recorded
in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Israel, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan). For
seven chigger genera (Xinjiangsha Wen and
Shao, 1984, Hirsutiella Schluger and Vysotzkaya,
1970, Lacertacarus Schluger and Vasilieva, 1977, Miyatrombicula
Kawashima and Egashira, 1952, Brunehaldia
Vercammen-Grandjean, 1960, Cheladonta Lipovsky,
Loomis, 1955, and Matacarus Vercammen-Grandjean,
1956), the complete lists of species in the world fauna are provided.
Four new synonyms and 18 new combinations were established. A key to
genera and species of chigger mites from Turkey is provided.