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Coetzeella navalensis gen. nov., sp. nov. (Acari, Oribatida, Oppiidae) from South Africa

Sergey G. Ermilov, Elizabeth Hugo-Coetzee, Alexandr Khaustov


A new oribatid mite genus, Coetzeella gen. nov. (Oribatida, Oppiidae), with C. navalensis sp. nov. as type species, is proposed and described based on adults from termitaries of South Africa. It is distinguished from all oribatid taxa by having a deep hollow bordered by membranoid lobes on the hump-like anterior part of prodorsum. 


oppiid mites, new genus and species, systematics, morphology, termitary, Africa


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