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The oribatid mite genus Acaroceras (Acari, Oribatida, Microzetidae)

Ermilov, S.G. and Tolstikov, A.V.


2015 - Volume: 55 Issue: 1 pages: 61-69

DOI: 10.1051/acarologia/20152154

Keywords

oribatid mites new species Microzetidae Acaroceras key new combination Brazil

Abstract

A new microzetid mite species, Acaroceras (A.) brasiliensis n. sp., is described from Brazil. It differs from the other representatives of the genus by the talon-like lamellar setae with ciliate branches (versus simple) and the presence of lamellar apophyses (versus absent). An identification key to the known subgenera and species of Acaroceras is provided. Three species of Microzetes are transfered to the genus Berlesezetes: B. longistriatus (Sarkar, 1992) n. comb., B. monoramai (Sarkar, 1992) n. comb. and B. rudrasagarensis (Sarkar, 1992) n. comb.

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Date received:
2014-12-07
Date accepted:
2015-01-11
Date published:
2015-03-30

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© 2015 Ermilov, S.G. and Tolstikov, A.V.

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