Queenslandolaelaps Womersley

Castilho, Raphael C., Silva, Edmilson S., De, Gilberto J. & Halliday, Bruce, 2016, Catalogue of the family Ologamasidae Ryke (Acari: Mesostigmata), Zootaxa 4197 (1), pp. 1-147: 21

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.168445

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Queenslandolaelaps Womersley


Queenslandolaelaps Womersley  (2 described species)

Movable and fixed cheliceral digits with 2–3 and 6–8 teeth, respectively. Epistome with an anteromedian extension club-shaped, flanked by one pair of large anterolateral extensions, shorter than anteromedian extension. Seta h 3 about in longitudinal line with h 1 and slightly posterior and mediad to h 2. Idiosoma elongated or suboval, 570–590 µm long and 330–380 µm wide at widest level. Podonotal and opisthonotal shields fused, forming holonotal shield. Dorsal idiosomal setae aciculate and smooth. Podonotal region of dorsum with 21–22 pairs of setae, of which 21 pairs on podonotal shield and 0–1 pair on soft integument along lateral margins of podonotal shield. Opisthonotal region with 15–20 pairs of setae, of which 15–20 pairs on opisthonotal shield and without setae on soft integument along lateral margins of opisthonotal shield. Seta j 1 not on prominent protuberance, shorter than r 3 and Z 5. Holonotal and ventrianal shields separated. With a pair of presternal platelets. Sternal shield fused to endopodal shield near coxa IV; seta st 3 mediad to imaginary line between st 1, st 2 and st 4. Opisthogaster without platelets between genital and ventrianal shields; with 5–7 pairs of setae on ventrianal shield and with 1–3 pairs on soft integument around ventrianal shield; post-anal seta longer than or as long as para-anal seta. Peritreme with straight or smoothly curved margins, extending anteriorly to level of coxa I. Peritrematal shield fused posteriorly to exopodal shield near coxa IV, with connection behind stigma wider than peritreme. Exopodal shields near coxae II –III –III divided at median level of coxa III. Without distinct metapodal platelets. All legs with pretarsi. Genua I, III and IV and tibia IV with 13, 9, 10 and 10 setae, respectively.