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Brazilian Journal of Biology

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Abstract

MARTINS-HATANO, F.; GETTINGER, D.  and  BERGALLO, H. G.. Androlaelaps marmosops (Acari: Laelapidae), a new species associated with the mouse opossum, Marmosops incanus (Lund, 1840) in the Atlantic Forest of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Braz. J. Biol. [online]. 2001, vol.61, n.4, pp. 685-688. ISSN 1519-6984.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1519-69842001000400019.

Androlaelaps marmosops, a new species of laelapid mite, is described from the pelage of the mouse opossum, Marmosops incanus (Lund, 1840) (Mammalia: Didelphidae), in two areas of Atlantic Forest of Rio de Janeiro State. Measurements and illustrations are included for females only.

Keywords : Acari; Laelapidae; Brazil; Atlantic Forest; taxonomy; marsupial.

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