2009. 17 (2)



Khaustov A. A.

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Khaustov A. A., Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia


A new genus Kerdabania gen. n. is proposed (Acari: Neopygmephoridae). Four new species: Kerdabania magnifica sp. n., K. elongata sp. n., K. minuta sp. n., and K. variabilis sp. n. are described from Ukraine. Kerdabania longiclavata (Savulkina, 1977), comb. n. (from Bakerdania), K. kochi (Krczal, 1959) comb. n. (from Pygmephorus), and K. inconspicuus (Berlese, 1904) comb. n. (from Pygmephorus) are redescribed. The following species were transferred to Kerdabania: K. fatmae (Sevastianov, Abo-Korah, 1985) comb. n. (from Bakerdania), K. madagassicus (Mahunka, Mahunka-Papp, 1994) comb. n. (from Pseudopyg-mephorus), K. dracenae (Rack et Kaliszewski, 1985) comb. n. (from Bakerdania), K. arctica (Thor, 1934) comb. n. (from Pediculoides). A key to species is given.


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