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Redefinition of the little-known genus Ceuthothrombium (Acari: Neothrombiidae), with description of a new species ectoparasitic on a centipede from Iran

Maryam Majidi, Hamidreza Hajiqanbar, Alireza Saboori


The genus Ceuthothrombium Robaux, Webb & Campbell, 1976 is redefined based on data of the original description and a new species from Jahrom, Iran. The discovery of a new species from Iran showed a variation between characters considered for the genus and some new features were considered as well. Also, Ceuthothrombium scolopendrae sp. nov. (Acari: Trombidiformes: Neothrombiidae) is described and illustrated, as an ectoparasite of the centipede Scolopendra canidens Newport (Scolopendromorpha: Scolopendridae) from Jahrom, southern Iran.


Arthropods, host, mite, Parasitengona, Prostigmata, Trombidiformes


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