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TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GENUS SADOCEPHEUS (ACARI, ORIBATIDA, COMPACTOZETIDAE)

Sergey G. Ermilov, Leonila Corpuz-Raros

Abstract


The oribatid mite genus Sadocepheus Aoki, 1965 is recorded for the first time from the Philippines; one new species is described from the leaf litter of secondary forest in Mindanao Island. Sadocepheus donvictorianoensis Ermilov & Corpuz-Raros sp. nov. differs from the most similar species, S. elevatus Mahunka, 1987 by the larger body size, long medial and short lateral teeth of the lamellae and shorter adanal setae. Revised generic diagnosis and the data on distribution and ecology of Sadocepheus species are presented.   


Keywords


systematics; morphology; new species; distribution; ecology; Sadocepheus; Philippines.

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