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New taxa of oribatid mites of the family Liacaridae (Acariformes: Oribatida) from the Caucasus
 

Summary: New taxa of oribatid mites of the family Liacaridae
(Acariformes: Oribatida) from the Caucasus
Umukusum Ya. Shtanchaeva, Luis S. Subías & Antonio Arillo
Shtanchaeva, U. Ya., Subías, L. S. & Arillo, A. 2009: New taxa of oribatid mites
of the family Liacaridae (Acariformes: Oribatida) from the Caucasus. -- Ento-
mol. Fennica 20: 245­248.
In this paper new taxa belonging to the family Liacaridae from the Caucasus
(Georgia) are described: a new subgenus and species Adoristes (Gordeeviella)
krivolutskyisubg.n.,sp.n.andanewspeciesLiacarus(Liacarus)longipilissp.n.
The new subgenus Adoristes (Gordeeviella) differs from Adoristes (Adoristes)
Hull, 1916 by the shape of its sensilla, with the tip sharply pointed, and of its
lamellae, without cuspis. The new species Liacarus (L.) longipilis differs from
the rest of species of Liacarus by the presence of very long notogastral setae.
U. Ya. Shtanchaeva, Caspian Institute of Biological Resources, Daghestan Sci-
entific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Makhachkala 376000, Russia; E-
mail: umukusum@mail.ru
L. S. Subías & A. Arillo, Departamento de Zoología y Antropología Física,
Facultad de Biología,Universidad Complutense de Madrid, E-28040 Madrid;
E-mails: subias@bio.ucm.es; aarillo@teleline.es
Received 7 September 2008, accepted 9 February 2009

  

Source: Arillo, Antonio Gabriel - Departamento de Zoología y Antropología Física, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine