Oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida) from Tohoku (northeast Japan), collected after a tidal wave in 2011
2013 - Volume: 53 Issue: 1 pages: 41-76
Each sample of about 200 cm3 was collected on June 27th 2011 by hand from the following three marked points after a large tidal wave (Tsunami) struck on March 11th 2011: Two specimens belonging to Masthermannia and Eupelops were collected from a sample A (about 188 m from sea); five specimens of four species belonging to Nothrus and Tectocepheus from sample B (about 5mfrom sample A) were found; twenty-five specimens of Trhypochthonius, Scheloribates and Trichogalumna from sample C (about 20 m from sample B) were collected. One oribatid species of the Masthermannia genus from sample A was found to be identical to an undescribed species from Kumamoto Prefecture, which was studied together with the specimen from sample A.
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