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Thalassozetes barbara n. sp. (Acari, Oribatida), a new intertidal species from the coast of Barbados

Pfingstl, T.


2013 - Volume: 53 Issue: 4 pages: 417-424

DOI: 10.1051/acarologia/20132103

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Selenoribatidae Lesser Antilles morphology biogeography Rhizophobates

Abstract

The new intertidal oribatid mite species Thalassozetes barbara n. sp. is characterised by a specific gastronotic cuticular reticulate pattern, 14 pairs of very short and blunt notogastral setae and long lamellar ridges. The occurrence on the island of Barbados represents the first record of the genus Thalassozetes in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Date received:
2013-05-22
Date accepted:
2013-06-26
Date published:
2013-12-19

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© 2013 Pfingstl, T.

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