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Gehypochthonius marianoi n. sp. (Acari: Oribatida), from sand dunes in coastal Argentina

Martinez, P.A. and Bernava Laborde, V.

2000 - Volume: 41 Issue: 3 pages: 381-389
Date accepted: 2000-02, Date published: 2001-09-28

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Keywords: mites; Oribatida; Parhyposomata; Gehypochthonius; coastal sand dunes; Argentina

Gehypochthonius marianoi n. sp. (Acari: Oribatida) is described from adults and immatures collected in coastal sand dunes in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The species is compared with adults and immatures of G. rhadamanthus and G. xarifae respectively, and included in the rhadamanthus complex. The diagnosis of this complex is discussed.



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