Cyta

Eghbalian, Amir Hossein, Khanjani, Mohammad, Safaralizadeh, Mohammad Hassan & Ueckermann, Rd. A., 2014, Two new species of Cyta (Acari: Prostigmata: Bdellidae) from Western Iran, Zootaxa 3847 (4), pp. 567-575 : 568

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3847.4.6

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F2AD2282-3F39-4EC8-BE6E-D20947F1FB11

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6124921

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/038C2711-6272-F04C-758B-578068A7B80F

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scientific name

Cyta
status

 

Key to the adult Cyta of the world

(Modified from Hernandes et al. 2011; three poorly/not illustrated species are not included into the key: Cyta grandjeani Gomelauri 1963 , C. flava Mihelčič 1958 , and C. veneta (Lombardini 1960 )) .

1. Coxae and subcapitulum with reticulations.................................... C. reticulata Soliman & Zaher, 1975

- Coxae and subcapitulum without reticulations............................................................. 2

2. Prodorsal setae vi, ve and sci longitudinally aligned.......................................................... 3

- Prodorsal setae vi, ve and sci not longitudinally aligned....................................................... 6

3. Dorsal setae serrate.............................................................. C. murrayi den Heyer, 1981

- Dorsal setae smooth.................................................................................. 4

4. Palp basifemur with seven setae............................................. C. longiseta Wallace & Mahon, 1972

- Palp basifemur with four setae........................................................................... 5

5. Tarsi I and II each with a proximal microseta; prodorsal striae faint and finely broken............... C. spuria Atyeo, 1960

- Tarsi I and II without microsetae; prodorsal striae strong and continuous.................. C. troglodyta Hernandes 2011

6. Tibia I and tarsus III without trichobothria................................................................ 7

- Tibia I and tarsus III each with a trichobothrium............................................................. 8

7. Coxa IV with 2 setae; basifemora III–IV with 7 – 4 setae............................... C. latirostris ( Hermann, 1804)

- Coxa IV with 3 setae; basifemora III–IV with 5 – 3 setae................................... C. kurdistanicus sp. nov.

8. Prodorsum setae vi and sce (prodorsal trichobothria) longitudinally aligned, forming a square or rectangle............... 9

- Prodorsum setae vi and sce not longitudinally aligned, setae sce clearly further apart as vi, forming a wide-based trapezium..................................................................................................... 10

9. Eyes absent; posterior trichobothria (sce) spatulate.................................. C. magdalenae den Heyer, 1981

- Eyes present; posterior trichobothria setiform.......................................... C. brevipalpa Ewing, 1909

10. Integument heavily sclerotized (dark) and purple............................................................ 11

- Integument lightly sclerotized and not purple............................................................... 12

11. Propodosomal striae sparsely broken; trochanter I with 2 setae............................................................................... C. coerulipes ( Dugès, 1834) … (including subspecies C. c. quadrisetosus den Heyer, 1981)

- Propodosomal striae continuous; trochanter I with 1 seta......................................... C. leiliae sp. nov.

12. Prodorsum setae sci reaching to bases of ve and sce................................. C. kauaiensis Swift & Goff, 1987

- Prodorsum setae sci only reaching half way to bases of ve and sce......................... C. americana ( Banks, 1907)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Prostigmata

Family

Bdellidae