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No. 18 (23 Feb. 2004): 1-8                                        Accepted: 22 Dec. 2003

Two new species of Listrocarpus Fain (Acari: Atopomelidae) from Cebus capucinus Linnaeus and Saimiri oerstedii Reinhardt (Primates: Cebidae) in Costa Rica

Centro de Investigación en Enfermedades Tropicales, Departamento de Parasitología, Facultad de Microbiología, Univer-sidad
de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica, email:


Two new species of Listrocarpus Fain, 1967 (Acari: Atopomelidae): L. capucinus sp. nov. and L. costaricensis sp. nov., are described from the hair of white faced capuchin (Cebus capucinus Linnaeus, 1758) and squirrel (Saimiri oerstedii Reinhardt, 1872) monkeys in the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

Key words: Atopomelidae, fur mite, Listrocarpus capucinus, Listrocarpus costaricensis, capuchin monkey, squirrel monkey


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