New species of the superfamily Phthiracaroidea (Acari, Oribatida) from the Afrotropical Region

W. Niedbała, J. Starý

Abstract


Five new species of ptyctimous oribatid mites are described, identified and illustrated from the Afrotrop­ical Region: Plonaphacarus paramachadoi sp. n. and Protophthiracarus turianiensis sp. n. from the Nguru Moun­tains of Tanzania, Hoplophthiracarus paratryssos sp. n. and Atropacarus (Atropacarus) primus sp. n. from Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, and Notophthiracarus dispersus sp. n. from Vohidrazana Forest in Madagascar. A comparison with the most closely related species is also presented.

To cite this paper: Niedbała, W. & Starý, J. 2015. New species of the superfamily Phthiracaroidea (Acari, Oribatida) from the Afrotropical Region. African Invertebrates 56 (1): 39–49.

Published electronically: 16 March 2015.
urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:694D64F7-5F04-474B-8CAB-90ACBD95AA28

 


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