A new species of Ophiomegistus, O. spectabilis, is described from New Guinea. This represents the 13th species of this genus from New Guinea skinks. A re-evaluation of host and locality data for the genus shows a host range restricted to squamates, especially skinks, but no obvious specificity for individual skink species. Specificity for small geographical areas seems more likely. Copyright © 2007 · Magnolia Press.
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Klompen, H., & Austin, C. (2007). A new species of Ophiomegistus Banks (Acari: Paramegistidae) from Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa (1387), 47-57. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.1387.1.4