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New faunistic and taxonomic data on oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) of Malaysia

Abstract

Two new species of oribatid mites (Oribatida) of the genera Arcoppia Hammer, 1977 (Oppiidae) and Oxyamerus Aoki, 1965 (Oxyameridae) are described from Malaysia. Arcoppia malaysiaensis sp. n. differs from Arcoppia kaindicola by smaller body size and by the presence of long, blunt-ended interlamellar setae, well-developed notogastral setae c and long notogastral setae lm. Oxyamerus niedbalai sp. n. differs from all species of Oxyamerus by the presence of long and thick notogastral setae c. Twenty three oribatid species are recorded in Malaysia for the first time.

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Acknowledgments

We cordially thank Dr. Elizabeth A. Hugo-Coetzee (National Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa) and one anonymous reviewer for the valuable comments; Drs E. Jendek and O. Šauša who collected the oribatid mites; and the Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia, which kindly provided material for our study. This paper was partially supported by the project VEGA 2/0139/17.

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Ermilov, S.G., Kalúz, S. New faunistic and taxonomic data on oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) of Malaysia. Biologia (2020). https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-019-00411-y

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Keywords

  • Mites
  • Fauna
  • Morphology
  • Systematics
  • Arcoppia
  • Oxyamerus
  • Oriental region