oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The Lung and Nasal Mites of the Genus Pneumonyssus banks (Acarina : Laelaptidae) with Description of Two New Species from African Primates

Volume 17, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The object of this paper is to review the present status of the genus Pneumonyssus Banks, the members of which are known to inhabit exclusively the respiratory tract of monkeys and baboons (Cercopithecidae) , dassies (Procaviidae) and dogs (Canidae). Keys are given to the males and females of the known species and two new species from the Vervet Monkey, Cerco-pithecus aethiops (L) and the Chacma Baboon, Papio ursinus (Kerr) are descriptionbed.

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