Journal:

2012. 20 (2)

Publicatione: 
A NEW SPECIES OF THE GENUS UNGUIZETES (ACARI: ORIBATIDA: MOCHLOZETIDAE) FROM ECUADOR



About authors:

Ermilov S. G., Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia
Kalúz S., Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava 84506, Slovakia

Annotation:

A new species of the oribatid mite family Mochlozetidae from Ecuador, Unguizetes acutirostris sp. n., is described. It is similar to Unguizetes incertus (Balogh and Mahunka, 1969) and Unguizetes similis Mahunka, 1998 in having a pointed rostrum, but differs from both by the absence of a translamella, different morphology of the lamellar cusps, and spindle-form sensilli. An identification key to the Neotropical species of Unguizetes is presented.

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