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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.23.4.12

Oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida) from Korup National Park (Cameroon): list of taxa, new findings, descriptions of two new species

Sergey G. Ermilov, Josef Starý

Abstract


The present study is based on oribatid mite material (Acari, Oribatida) collected from the Cameroonian Korup National Park in 2016. A list of identified taxa, including 51 species from 33 genera and 19 families, is presented; of these, 28 species, 16 genera and 6 families are recorded in Cameroon for the first time. Two new species belonging to the genera Lasiobelba and Haplozetes are described: Lasiobelba camerunica sp. nov. differs from Lasiobelba decui (Vasiliu & Ivan, 1995) by the presence of eight pairs of notogastral setae (c represented by alveoli, h3 and their alveoli absent), spindle-form bothridial setae with distinct thin apex and longer notogastral setae la, lm and lp; Haplozetes paracancellatus sp. nov. differs from Haplozetes cancellatus Beck, 1964 by the presence of long interlamellar setae and foveolate anogenital region.


Keywords


oribatid mites, Ethiopian region, fauna, morphology, systematics, Lasiobelba, Haplozetes

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