Oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida) from Tohoku (northeast Japan), collected after a tidal wave in 2011
2013 - Volume: 53 Issue: 1 pages: 41-76DOI: 10.1051/acarologia/20132081
KeywordsEupelops Masthermannia new species Northeast Japan Nothrus Oribatid mite Scheloribates Tectocepheus Trhypochthonius Trichogalumna
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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