Journal:

2014. 22 (2)

Publicatione: 
SUPPLEMENTARY DESCRIPTION OF INDORIBATES (HAPLOZETES) MINUTUS (TSENG, 1984) AND MULIERCULA FEMOROSERRATA (PÉREZ-ÍÑIGO ET BAGGIO, 1980) COMB. N. (ACARI, ORIBATIDA, ORIPODOIDEA)



About authors:

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

Ermilov S. G., Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia
Tolstikov A.V., Tyumen State University, Department of Zoology and Evolutionary Ecology of Animals, 10 Semakova str., Tyumen, 625003 Russia

Subías L. S., Complutense University, Madrid E-28040, Spain

Annotation:

Two oripodoid oribatid mites, Indoribates (Haplozetes) minutus (Tseng, 1984) and Muliercula femoroserrata (Pérez-Íñigo et Baggio, 1980) comb. n., are redescribed on the basis of specimens from Brazil. Indoribates (H.) minutus is recorded for the first time in the Neotropical region. The recombination of two scheloribatid species, Scheloribates femoroserratus Pérez-Íñigo et Baggio, 1980 and S. orixaensis Badejo, Woas et Beck, 2002, as Muliercula femoroserrata (Pérez-Íñigo et Baggio) comb. n. and M. orixaensis (Badejo, Woas et Beck) comb.n., is proposed. An identification key to known species of the genus Muliercula is given.

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