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FIRST RECORD OF CHELONUROPODA IN PERU, WITH THE DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPECIES (ACARI: MESOSTIGMATA: OPLITIDAE)

Jenő Kontschán, Stefan Friedrich

Abstract


A new Chelonuropoda species is discovered and described from Peru. The new species, C. peruensis sp. nov., is very similar to C. similibispirata Hirschmann & Zirngiebl-Nicol based on the shape of peritremes, but the dorsal and ventral setae situated in small rounded depression in the new species and these depressions are missing in C. similibispirata. Also, notes on intraspecific variation of the shape of peritremes and short zoogeographic comments are given.


Keywords


Uropodina; Neotropical region; taxonomy; morphology.

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