African chiggers (Acariformes: Trombiculidae) in the collection of Alex Fain, with a description of a new genus and three new species
Acarologia, 58 (2): 265-286 (2018).
А Н Н О Т А Ц И Я
A series of African chigger mites from the collection donated by Alex Fain (1912-
2009) to the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is revised. One new genus and
species, Makwacarus petrodromi n. gen., n. sp. from an elephant shrew Petrodromus
tetradactylus tordayi Thomas and two new species, Herpetacarus junkeri n. sp. from a
snake Boaedon fuliginosus (Boie) and Microtrombicula livingstonei, n. sp. from a lizard
Holaspis guentheri are described from DR Congo. One new subjective synonym is
proposed: Schoutedenichia musaranei Taufflieb, 1966 (= Schoutedenichia tanzaniaensis
Goff, 1983, n. syn). Nineteen species have been recorded in new countries and/or on new
hosts for the first time. Nine of them have been found outside their type localities for
the first time. In total, the examined collection now includes 27 species belonging to 14
genera and collected from rodents, bats, tenrecs, elephant shrews, primates, birds, lizards
and snakes of DR Congo, Rwanda, Kenya, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and South Africa.