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A new species of Grandjeana (Acari: Trombiculidae) from heart-nosed bat (Chiroptera: Megadermatidae) in Ethiopia (Africa) with notes to biogeography of this genus
- Kalúz, Stanislav, Ševčík, Martin
- Biologia 2015 v.70 no.3 pp. 380-385
- Megadermatidae, Trombiculidae, biogeography, chiggers, geographical distribution, hosts, new species, Ethiopia, South Asia
- A new chigger mite Grandjeana kanuchi sp. n. collected from the bat Cardioderma cor (Peters, 1872) (Megadermatidae) in Ethiopia (North-East Africa) is described. Additional comments on hosts and distribution records of the chiggers of genus Grandjeana are provided. With the newly described species the genus Grandjeana includes 10 species, three of them are occurring in Africa and seven in South Asia. Present findings suggest that this genus has the geographic distribution in Ethiopian and Oriental regions with a strong association with selected families of Chiroptera.