Journal:

2014. 22 (2)

Publicatione: 
SUPPLEMENTARY DESCRIPTION OF LEPTOGALUMNA (AEGYPTOGALUMNA) MASTIGOPHORA (AL-ASSIUTY, ABDEL-HAMID, SEIF ET EL-DEEB, 1985) COMB. N. (ACARI, ORIBATIDA, GALUMNIDAE)



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

Annotation:

The type species of the monotypic oribatid mite genus Aegyptogalumna Al-Assiuty, Abdel-Hamid, Seif et El-Deeb, 1985 (Galumnidae) is redescribed on the basis of specimens from Spain. We discuss the taxonomic status of the genus and propose to consider it a subgenus of Leptogalumna Balogh, 1960: Leptogalumna (Aegyptogalumna) stat. nov. Accordingly, the type species is recombined to Leptogalumna (Aegyptogalumna) mastigophora (Al-Assiuty, Abdel-Hamid, Seif et El-Deeb, 1985) comb. n.

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