Journal:

2012. 20 (1)

Publicatione: 
COLLECTIONS OF ORIBATID MITES FROM SOUTHERN PORTUGAL, WITH DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPECIES OF ORIBATULA (ACARI: ORIBATIDA: ORIBATULIDAE)



About authors:

Shtanchaeva U. Ya., Caspian Institute of Biological Resources, Daghestan Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Makhachkala 376000, Russia

Subías L. S., Complutense University, Madrid E-28040, Spain
Ermilov S. G., Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia
Orobitg J., Universitat de Lleida, Lleida E-25003, Spain

Annotation:

In the course of studies of oribatid mites from 12 localities of southern Portugal we found representatives of 121 species, 77 genera, and 45 families, of which 63 species/subspecies are registered for the first time for Portugal. A checklist, collection localities and known distribution of these species are presented. A new species, Oribatula polytuberculata sp. n., is described and illustrated; it is clearly distinguishable from all other species of the genus by having a tuberculate notogastral surface.

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