1998 - Volume: 39 Issue: 2 pages: 157-164
Date published: 1998-09-30
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Keywords: Oribatida; desert; Chile; Licnodamaeolus n. gen.; Licnodamaeolus travei n. sp.
During field research held in the coastal, fog-influenced zones of a Chilean desert (Paposo, 25 degrees 00'S; 70 degrees 26'W), the oribatid fauna has been studied. A species was found, related to Licnodamaeus, but separated from it by important differences. A new genus is described, Licnodamaeolus, based on this new species, named L. travei. This oribatid was found in very dry soils under Euphorbia lactiflua Phil.