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Georges Wauthy and Xavier Ducarme (2006)

Description of Hypogeoppia belgicae, a new species of cave mite (Acari, Oribatida), and comments on some characters

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 136(2):203-218.

The Oppiidae (Acari, Oribatida) are one of the largest families of Circumdehiscentiae. Within this family, the genus Hypogeoppia comprises few species, all soil organisms. Here we describe a new species, H. belgicae, from adult specimens collected in caves in South Belgium. Several characters showed a substantial variability in the two populations studied. In addition, H. belgicae displays some uncommon or unique apomorphic features such as a notogasteral posteromedian notch, prodorsal and podosomatic taenidia, elongated chelicerac, internal subcapitular septa, and tracheal vesicles III.

Oribatida; Oppiidae; Circumdehiscentiae; Hypogeoppia; taxonomy; description; cave; Belgium
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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