Mironov S.V. 2013. A taxonomic note on the type species of the feather mite genus Anisanchus Peterson et Atyeo, 1977 (Acariformes: Analgoidea: Alloptidae) // Acarina. Vol.21. No.2: 133–134 [in English].

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya embankment 1, 199034, Saint Petersburg, Russia; e-mail: Sergei.Mironov@zin.ru

ABSTRACT: Anisanchus ptilotus Peterson et Atyeo 1977 syn. n., the type species of the monotypic feather mite genus An­isanchus Peterson et Atyeo 1977 (Analgoidea: Alloptidae), is synonymized with Alloptes (Pterocolus) trachelurus Trouessart, 1885 based on a study of the type specimens. The modern name of the species described by Trouessart is now Anisanchus trachelurus (Trouessart, 1885) comb. n.

KEY WORDS: Feather mites, Alloptidae, Anisanchus, systematics.

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