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Fig 70 (a). Rallinyssus caudistigmus female ventral habitus.

Fig 70 (b). Rallinyssus caudistigmus female dorsum.

Fig 70 (c). Rallinyssus caudistigmus female venter.

North American host records:
Fulica americana, American Coot (Strandtmann 1948; Pence 1972, 1975; Knee et al. 2008)
Rallus elegans, King Rail (Strandtmann 1948; Pence 1975)

Diagnostic characteristics:
– podosomal shield largely complete, without extensive fragmentation

– Only Rallinyssus caudistigmus has so far been found in Canada. Two other species,
R. sorae
 Pence and Young, 1979,and R. verheyeni Fain, 1963 have beenrecorded from North
American birds. Rallinyssus verheyeni and R. sorae differ from R. caudistigmus by having an
extensively fragmentedpodosomal shield, as well as different chaetotaxy.

Fain, A. 1963. Les acariens nasicoles des oiseaux de Belgique. II. Description de deux
        espèces nouvelles. Bulletin and Annales de la Societe Royale d’Entomologie
        de Belgique, 99: 168-181.Knee, W., Proctor, H., and Galloway, T. 2008. Survey of nasal mites (Rhinonyssidae, Ereynetidae, and
        Turbinoptidae) associated with birds in Alberta and Manitoba, Canada. Canadian Entomologist,
: 364-379.Pence, D.B. 1972. The nasal mite of birds from Louisiana. I. Dermanyssids (Rhinonyssinae)
        from shore and marsh birds. Journal of Parasitology, 58: 153-168.Pence, D.B. 1975. Keys, species and host list, and bibliography for nasal mites of
        North American birds (Acarina: Rhinonyssinae, Turbinoptinae,
        Speleognathinae, and Cytoditidae). Special Publications of the Museum Texas
        Tech University, 8: 1-148.
Pence, D.B., and Young, V.E. 1979. Rallinyssus sorae sp. n. (Acari: Dermanyssidae:
        Rhinonyssinae) from the nasal passages of the sora, Porzana carolina (Aves: Rallidae).
        Journal of Parasitology, 65: 791-793.
Strandtmann, R.W. 1948. The mesostigmatic nasal mites of birds. I. Two new genera
        from shore and marsh birds. Journal of Parasitology, 34: 505-514.