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Journal of the South African Veterinary Association

On-line version ISSN 2224-9435
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ORLOVA, Maria V. et al. The first finding of parasitic mite, Parasteatonyssus nyctinomi (Mesostigmata: Gamasina: Macronyssidae), in Namibia. J. S. Afr. Vet. Assoc. [online]. 2020, vol.91, n.1, pp.1-3. ISSN 2224-9435.

Sixty-four individuals of a macronyssid mite, Parasteatonyssus nyctinomi (Zumpt, Patterson 1951), were identified from Egyptian free-tailed bats Tadarida aegyptiaca (É. Geoffroy 1818) (Chiroptera: Molossidae) captured in the Kunene region of Namibia (southern Africa). This is the first report on P. nyctinomi in the country.

Keywords : Parasteatonyssus nyctinomi; Macronyssidae; Tadarida aegyptiaca; Namibia; Egyptian free-tailed bat.

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