Abstract

This paper presents the results of a taxonomic stury of mites of the genus Haemolaelaps collected from small mammals of 8 political subdivisions of the northwest portion of the Ethiopian Biogeographical Region. Specimens taken from 2,863 small mammals from a wide variety of habitats and localities were examined. The Haemolaelaps fauna includes 23 species, 10 of which are described as new: H. bellasoma, H. caurinus, H. chaetospinicus, H. crocidura, H. desmodilliscus, He. ebsi, H. malachela, H. parahirsti, H. sikapusi and H. taterakempi. Numerical taxonomic and multicariate analyses were used to assess variation and clustering. A key for identification of females is given. Illustrations and diagnostic characters are given for the females of the new species. Collection data and discussions of host-parasite associations and specificity are provided.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Plant and Wildlife Sciences

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Date Submitted

1977-05-02

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/Letd283

Keywords

Mites, Ethiopia

Language

English

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