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A new species of Eremaeozetes (Acari, Oribatida, Eremaeozetidae) from Madagascar Eremaeozetes betschi n. sp.

Fernandez, N. and Cleva, R.

2009 - Volume: 49 Issue: 1-2 pages: 69-82


Acari Oribatida Madagascar Eremaeozetes betschi n.sp new species


Eremaeozetes betschi n.sp collected from Madagascar, in the dense andwet Ankarongambe forest (central east of Tamatave Province), at 900 m high is described from the adult stasis. This species, the first species described in the genus for the area, differs from its congeners by the following set of characters: cerotegument with deep rounded-oval hollows of various size and flat parts; lamella fused together, covering entirely the prodorsum, verreaching posteriorly the dorso-sejugal suture; anterior part of lamella bending toward the ventral side; posterior amellar expansion present; le setae paraxial, lateral and criss-cross; on the prodorsum only the ro and le setae present; bothidia with lateral opening; anterior process of notogaster ear shaped; apical part of pteromorph turning down on the epimeric zone; lenticle further off the dorsosejugal suture; 10 pairs of notogastral setae; epimeric zone with flat part at level of acetabulum IV and epimeric borders flat; legs tridactyl.

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