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      Dos especies nuevas de ácaros de los géneros Geckobia y Bertrandiella (Acari: Prostigmata: Pterygosomatidae) ectoparásitos del gecko endémico Phyllodactylus microphyllus (Squamata: Phyllodactylidae) del cerro Campana, La Libertad, Perú Translated title: Two new mite species of the genera Geckobia and Bertrandiella (Acari: Prostigmata: Pterygosomatidae) ectoparasitic on the endemic gecko Phyllodactylus microphyllus (Squamata: Phyllodactylidae) from cerro Campana, La Libertad, Peru

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          Dos especies nuevas de ácaros ectoparásitos de la familia Pterygosomatidae, Geckobia aureae sp. nov. y Bertrandiella campanensis sp. nov. son descritas con base en hembras adultas. Ambas especies se encontraron asociadas al gecko Phyllodactylus microphyllus , lagartija endémica del noroeste de Perú. Bertrandiella campanensis sp. nov. constituye el primer registro del género en Perú.

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          Two new species of ectoparasitic mites of the family Pterygosomatidae, Geckobia aureae sp. nov. and Bertrandiella campanensis sp. nov. are described based on adult females. Both species were found associated with the gecko Phyllodactylus microphyllus , endemic lizard from northwestern Peru. Bertrandiella campanensis sp. nov. is the first record of the genus in Peru.

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                Revista mexicana de biodiversidad
                Rev. Mex. Biodiv.
                Instituto de Biología (México )
                : 86
                : 2
                : 310-318
                [1 ] Asociación de Rescate y Defensa del Apu Campana Perú
                [2 ] Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos México
                [3 ] Universidad Nacional de Trujillo Peru
                [4 ] Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico
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