Journal:

2020. 28 (1)

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INTERESTING FINDINGS OF ORIBATID MITES (ACARI: ORIBATIDA) FROM A SPHAGNUM BOG IN WESTERN SIBERIA



About authors:

Marina L. Egorova, Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia
Satoshi Shimano, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan
Badamdorj Bayartogtokh, Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Acknowledgments:

We are grateful to the anonymous reviewer for critical reading of the manuscript with valuable comments, and Dr. A. V. Tolstikov for his kind assistance in reviewing this work. This research was supported by JSPS KAKENHI P19170, and the additional support by the National University of Mongolia is highly appreciated.

Annotation:

This work deals with six species of oribatid mites recovered from a sedge-moss bog (Carex–Eriophorum–Sphagnum association), located in the south of Western Siberia, Russia. Two species, Banksinoma exobothridialis and Banksinoma longisetosa (Thyrisomidae) are new to the fauna of Russia. This finding is interesting in regards to the biogeography and the habitat ecology of both species. Two other relatively rare species of Trhypochthoniidae have been found: Mainothrus badius, which is recorded for the first time in Asia; and Trhypochthonius nigricans, recorded for the first time in Western Siberia. In addition, Holarctic species Suctobelbella palustris (Suctobelbidae) and Limnozetes ciliatus (Limnozetidae) are reported with supplementary descriptions and illustrations. In this article, we discuss the distribution and habitat ecology of each of the above species.

DOI: 10.21684/0132-8077-2020-28-1-3-16

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