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New Pseudotocepheus (Acari, Oribatida, Otocepheidae) from New Zealand, with a key to known species of the genus from the Australian region

Author:
Ermilov, Sergey G., Minor, Maria
Source:
International journal of acarology 2019 v.45 no.3 pp. 131-140
ISSN:
1945-3892
Subject:
Sarcoptiformes, new species, soil, taxonomic keys, New Zealand
Abstract:
Two new species of oribatid mites of the genus Pseudotocepheus (Oribatida, Otocepheidae) are described from litter and soil in New Zealand. Pseudotocepheus whanganuiensis sp. nov. differs from its most similar species Pseudotocepheus curtiseta by the presence of nine pairs of notogastral setae and long notogastral setae. Pseudotocepheus richmondensis sp. nov. differs from similar to it Pseudotocepheus vicarius in having thickened, erect notogastral setae. An identification key to species of Pseudotocepheus from the Australian region is given. urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:903EEC1F-D857-4D4A-A5FC-12A610CC8770
Agid:
6431700