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A new subgenus Vidrinatax (Acari: Unionicolidae: Unionicola) with description of two new species of water mites in the genus Unionicola from China

Wen, C.C. ; Hu, B.C. and Zhu, Z.M.

2008 - Volume: 48 Issue: 3-4 pages: 191-196


water mites Unionicolidae Unionicola new subgenus new species


Unionicola lumbria Wen and Zhu 1998 is re-evaluated and placed in a newsubgenus Vidrinatax erected of the genus Unionicola Halderman 1842. Vidrinatax is intermediate in morphology between the subgenus Pentatax Thor 1922 and Causeyatax Vidrine 1994. Two new species, U. agilex sp. nov. and U. brevipedalis sp. nov., in the genus Unionicola, are described from freshwater Bivalves, Anodonta woodiana woodiana (Lea, 1834) (Bivalvia: Unionidae), which belong to subgenus Vidrinatax and Vietsatax Uchida and Imamura 1938 respectively.

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