, Volume 73, Issue 3, pp 217–226 | Cite as

New taxa of oribatid mites from Korup National Park, Cameroon. Genus Galumna (Acari, Oribatida, Galumnidae)

  • Sergey G. Ermilov
  • Josef Starý
Original Article


Two new species of oribatid mites of the genus Galumna (Oribatida, Galumnidae) are described from litter and soil in the Korup National Park, Cameroon. Galumna korupensis sp. n. differs from Galumna tricuspidata Engelbrecht, 1969 by the smaller body size, the presence of two oval postanal porose areas, one tooth on each lamellar lines and striate genital plates, and the absence of median pore and lateral teeth on the rostrum. Galumna cameroonica sp. n. differs from Galumna incisa Mahunka, 1982 by the presence of long cilia on bothridial heads, band-like postanal porose area, striate genital plates, three pairs of notogastral porose areas, and the position of notogastral lyrifissures im.


Galumnid mites New species Morphology Systematics Ethiopian region 



We cordially thank two anonymous reviewers for the valuable comments. The reported study was funded by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) according to the research project № 18-04-00096 and by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Research Plan No. RVO: 60077344).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tyumen State UniversityTyumenRussia
  2. 2.Biology Centre v.v.i., Institute of Soil BiologyCzech Academy of SciencesČeské BudějoviceCzech Republic

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