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Revision of the family Carabodidae (Acari: Oribatida) XIII. Congocepheus camerunensis sp. nov. from Cameroon and Synkrotima zimbabwae gen. nov., sp. nov. from the Republic of Zimbabwe

Nestor Fernandez, Pieter Daniel Theron, Sergio Leiva, Louwrens Tiedt

Abstract


Congocepheus camerunensis sp. nov. from Cameroon and Synkrotima zimbabwae gen. nov., sp. nov. from Zimbabwe are described using optical and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Congocepheus camerunensis is similar to C. heterotrichus, differentiated by: dissimilarity in shape and length of prodorsal, notogastral, epimeral, agenital, and adanal setae; placement, shape, and size of finger-like projection, bothridial ring and tutorium. Synkrotima zimbabwae gen. nov., sp. nov. is a distinctive species with a more or less flat elevated interlamellar process with longitudinal elevations and an anterior expansion; very complex ventral ornamentations with alternating depressed and elevated zones; genital neotrichy; absence of notogastral depression; the differences in shape and lengths of the prodorsal, notogastral, epimeral, genital, aggenital, adanal and anal setae in comparison to other species of the family Carabodidae. 


Keywords


Congocepheus, Synkrotima, new species, new genus, Cameroon, Zimbabwe

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