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2012. 20 (2)


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Sergey G. Ermilov, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia
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
Anichkin A. E., Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 119071, Russia; Joint Russian-Vietnamese Research and Technological Center, Southern Branch, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam


The oribatid mite genus Hammerella Balogh, 1983 (Granuloppiidae) is discussed and a new generic diagnosis is presented. Hammerella (Parawoasella) bayartogtokhi, a new subgenus and species, is proposed, based on specimens from dark loamy soil and litter (under Dipterocarpus alatus) in Vietnam. Parawoasella subgen. n. is distinguishable from other subgenera of Hammerella by the presence of dorsocentral setae in the adult, resulting in 13 pairs of notogastral setae (versus 10 pairs). An identification key to subgenera and species of Hammerella is given.


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