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Comments on the type species of the genus Trigonuropoda Tragardh 1952 (Acarina: Uropodidae)

Halliday, R.B.

1996 - Volume: 37 Issue: 2 pages: 75-81


Acarina Uropodidae Trigonuropoda


The genus Trigonuropoda was described by Tragardh 1952, with type species Urodinychus polyphemus Vitzthum 1935. Tragardh and Vitzthum based their taxa on two different series of specimens. Hirschmann later considered that Tragardh and Vitzthum had been examining two different species, and created the new name T. tragardhi Hirschmann 1975 for T. polyphemus sensu Tragardh. This action led to confusion as to the identity of the type species of the genus. However, the characters that Hirschmann used to separate the two species are not valid. T. tragardhi Hirschmann 1975 is a synonym of T. polyphemus (Vitzthum 1935), and the latter is the type species of the genus.

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