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New species of the superfamily Euphthiracaroidea (Acari: Oribatida) from Madagascar and Tanzania

Author:
Niedbała, Wojciech, Starý, Josef
Source:
Journal of natural history 2015 v.49 no.27-28 pp. 1689-1702
ISSN:
1464-5262
Subject:
Oribatida, mountains, national parks, new species, Madagascar, Tanzania
Abstract:
Five new species of the family Euphthiracaridae are described, identified and figured from the Afrotropical region: Oribotritia breviseta sp. nov. from Andasibe National Park of Madagascar; Acrotritia paraardua sp. nov. from Vohimana Experimental Reserve, Ambohitanely Special Reserve and Andasibe National Park of Madagascar; Acrotritia paradikra sp. nov. from Ranomafana National Park and Ankarafantsika National Park of Masagascar; Microtritia diaphoros sp. nov. from the Nguru Mountains of Tanzania; and Microtritia parahauseri sp. nov from the Uluguru Mountains of Tanzania. A comparison with the most closely related species of the genera Oribotritia , Acrotritia and Microtritia is also presented.
Agid:
1617974