Six new species of ptyctimous oribatid mites from Madagascar are described and illustrated: Oribotritia perpusilla n. sp.. and Phthiracarus ranomafanensis n. sp. from Ranomafana National Park; Euphthiracarus (Euphthiracarus) paranetron n. sp. and Atropacarus (Hoplophorella) parastenos n. sp. both from Montagne d’Ambre National Park; Phthiracarus paracrispus n. sp. from Ankarafantsika National Park; Notophthiracarus medius n. sp. from Andasibe – Mantadia National Park. A comparison with the most closely related species is also presented.
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Date received: 2016-01-18 Date accepted: 2016-05-05 Date published: 2016-09-30