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Taxonomic revision of Carabodes coriaceus Koch,Cl, 1836 and C. arduinii Valle, 1955 (Acari, Oribatida)

Baratti, M. and Bernini, F.

1994 - Volume: 35 Issue: 3 pages: 247-265


Acarina Oribatida Carabodes coriaceus C. arduinii soil fauna systematics faunistics


Carabodes coriaceus Koch, 1836 and C. arduinii Valle, 1955 are fully redescribed from typical and topotypical materials. Scanning electron microscopy is CARABODES used to determine hitherto unknown morphological details and intra- and interspecific variability. Analysis of many European and north African populations led to exact recognition of the diagnostic character-states of the two species and identification of their biogeographical ranges and ecological requirements.

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