Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription Access


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.22.3.6

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

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

Abstract


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. 


Keywords


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

References


Balogh, J. (1983) A partial revision of the Oppiidae Grandjean, 1954 (Acari: Oribatei). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 29(1–3), 1–79.

Balogh, J. & Mahunka, S. (1966) New oribatids (Acari) from South Africa. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 12(1–2), 1–23.

Hammer, M. (1968) Investigations on the Oribatid fauna of New Zealand. Part III. Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab Biologiske Skrifter, 16(2), 1–96.

Hugo-Coetzee, E.A. (2014) New Oppiidae (Acari: Oribatida) from Golden Gate Highlands National Park in South Africa. Zootaxa, 3884(6), 533–552.

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3884.6.2

Hugo-Coetzee, E.A. (2016) New species of Ramusella (Oribatida, Oppiidae) from South Africa with additional notes on R. filamentosa (Mahunka) and R. filigera (Mahunka). Systematic & Applied Acarology, 21 (2), 227–244.

https://doi.org/10.11158/15841

Kok, D.J. (1967) Studies on some South African Oppiidae Grandjean, 1953 (Acarina: Oribatei). Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 30(1), 40–74.

Mahunka, S. (1984) Oribatids of the Eastern Part of the Ethiopian Region (Acari). VI. Acta Zoologica Hungarica, 30(3–4), 393–444.

Mahunka, S. (1985) Oribatids from Africa (Acari: Oribatida), I. Acta Zoologica Hungarica, 31(4), 295–339.

Mahunka, S. (1986) Oribatids from Africa (Acari: Oribatida) III. Folia Entomologica Hungarica, 47(1–2), 41–76.

Norton, R.A. (1977) A review of F. Grandjean's system of leg chaetotaxy in the Oribatei (Acari) and its application to the family Damaeidae. In: Dindal, D.L. (Editor), Biology of Oribatid Mites. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, pp. 33–61.

Norton, R.A. & Behan-Pelletier, V.M. (2009) Oribatida. Chapter 15. In: Krantz, G.W. & Walter, D.E. (Editors), A Manual of Acarology. Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock, pp. 430–564.

Subías, L.S. (2004) Listado sistemático, sinonímico y biogeográfico de los ácaros oribátidos (Acariformes: Oribatida) del mundo (excepto fósiles). Graellsia, 60 (número extraordinario), 3–305. Online version accessed in February 2016, 593 pp.; http://escalera.bio.ucm.es/usuarios/bba/cont/docs/RO_1.pdf

Travé, J. & Vachon, M. (1975) François Grandjean. 1882–1975 (Notice biographique et bibliographique). Acarologia, 17(1), 1–19.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


An international journal of the Systematic and Applied Acarology Society

ISSN 1362-1971