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Two new species of Eremellidae and Scheloribatidae (Acari, Oribatida) from the Kuma district of southern Japan

Nakamura, Y.-N. ; Hashimoto, S. ; Nishi, Y. ; Nakamura, Y. and Fujikawa, T.

2015 - Volume: 55 Issue: 2 pages: 171-187


Chestnut plantation Eremella New species Oribatida Scheloribates Southern Japan


A new oribatid species of Eremellidae was described from litter at the bottom of a hollow Ilex oldhami Miq. tree in Kumamoto Prefecture, in southern Japan in a subtropical area. The new species has long lamellar ridges subpararelly connected by two translamellar ridges, rostral setae longer than lamellar setae, two pairs of adanal setae, and long solenidion o1 about four times as long as the length of the tibia. A key to all species of the genus Eremella is provided. Another new species, Scheloribates yamaeensis n. sp. was described from a chestnut plantation in Kumamoto Prefecture. The new species has a plicate integument, diverged sacculi, immovable pteromorphae with inward curve, a dorsosejugal suture, four pairs of genital setae, minute notogastral setae, adanal setae ad3 inserted in a preanal position, Tragardh’s organ, three claws of legs, and smooth fastigial setae of tarsus I.

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2015 Nakamura, Y.-N.; Hashimoto, S.; Nishi, Y.; Nakamura, Y. and Fujikawa, T.
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