New species of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) of the genera Belbodamaeus (Damaeidae), Malaconothrus (Malaconothridae) and Nothrus (Nothridae) from India

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Date: Dec. 2013
From: Biologia(Vol. 68, Issue 6)
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG
Document Type: Report
Length: 219 words

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Byline: Sergey G. Ermilov (1), Stanislav Kaluz (2), Donghui Wu (3) Keywords: oribatid mites; Belbodamaeus; Malaconothrus; Nothrus; new species; key; India Abstract: Three new oribatid mite species, Belbodamaeus indicus sp. n. (Damaeidae), Malaconothrus macrofoveolatus sp. n. (Malaconothridae) and Nothrus phylliformis sp. n. (Nothridae), are described from Indian soils. Belbodamaeus indicus sp. n. is clearly distinguishable from all species of Belbodamaeus by the absence of discidia, very long sensilli and morphology of parastigmatic tubercles Sa. Malaconothrus macrofoveolatus sp. n. is very similar morphologically to Malaconothrus yinae Yamamoto, Aoki, Wang & Hu, 1993 from China, however it differs from the latter by the morphology of notogastral and genital setae, size of body foveolae, epimeral formula, and number of genital setae. Nothrus phylliformis sp. n. is very similar morphologically to Nothrus mystax Mahunka, 1986 from Tanzania, however it differs from the latter by the smaller body size, length of interlamellar setae and the position of notogastral setae d .sub.1. An identification key to known species of Belbodamaeus is presented. Author Affiliation: (1) Tyumen State University, Semakova 10, Tyumen, 625003, Russia (2) Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dubravska cesta 9, SK-84506, Bratislava, Slovakia (3) Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, 130012, China Article History: Registration Date: 18/10/2013 Received Date: 08/03/2013 Accepted Date: 13/05/2013 Online Date: 20/10/2013

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A346178950