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Two new arthronotic mites from the South of Spain (Oribatida, Cosmochthoniidae), with a new subgenus and species of Cosmochthonius and one new species of Phyllozetes

Jorrin, J.


2014 - Volume: 54 Issue: 2 pages: 183-191

DOI: 10.1051/acarologia/20142126

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Oribatida Cosmochthoniidae new subgenus new species Iberian Peninsula

Abstract

This work describes two new species of cosmochthoniids, including a new subgenus, originating from an olive grove in the South of the Iberian Peninsula: Cosmochthonius (Nortonchthonius) oblongisetosus n. subgen. and n. sp. and Phyllozetes subiasi n. sp. Within the genus Cosmochthonius, the original and substantial modification of some posterior hysterosomal setae characterizes the new subgenus C. (Nortonchthonius). Within Phyllozetes, the erectile setae with strong dorsal and marginal spines are the specific character of P. subiasi n. sp.

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Date received:
2013-11-06
Date accepted:
2014-01-08
Date published:
2014-06-30

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© 2014 Jorrin, J.

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