Austrocarabodes flabellifer , Mahunka, S., 1986

Mahunka, S., 1986, A survey of the family Carabodidae C. L. Koch, 1836 (Acari: Oribatida), Acta Zoologica Hungarica 32, pp. 73-135: 111

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Austrocarabodes flabellifer

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Austrocarabodes flabellifer  sp. n.

Measurements. - Length: 369-410 µm, width: 205-240 µm. Prodorsum: Rostrum wide, rostral setae narrow but phylliform, shape resembling the much larger interlamellar ones. Lamellae short, without

Interlamellar cuspis, lamellar setae very wide (Fig. 111), palmate, their outer margin spinulate. Lamellar surface smooth, interlamellar area granulate anteriorly, pustulate medially and basally, basally also some rugae present (Fig. 109). Sensillus uncate. Notogaster: Its surface tuberculate, tubercles forming a polygonal reticulation (Fig. 112). Fourteen pairs of narrow, long but phylliform notogastral setae present. All have a strong median rib.

Lateral part of podosoma: Tutorium observable as a lateral crista. This surface areolate. Pedotecta I ornamented only by fine, hardly visible alveolae.

Coxisternal region: Mentum areolate, epimeral surface maculate, a polygonate reticulation also visible. Apodemes and epimeral borders

well observable. Epimeral setal formula: 3 —1—3— 3. Setae 1a, 1c, 2a short, minute, all other long (Fig. 110). Anogenital region: Anogenital setal formula: 4 —1—2— 3, all short. Both pairs of anal setae arising on the posterior half of the anal plates. Ventral plate with a semicircular area around the anal aperture, here surface ornamented by a fine polygonal reticulation, elsewhere surface rugose. Genital plates also with some longitudinal ribs.

Material examined: Holotype ( 1097-HO-85): Angola, Environ Melage , forest litter and moss. 12. V. 1980, leg. Z. Szabó.GoogleMaps  5 paratypes: from the same sample . Holotype and 2 paratypes (1097-PO-85) deposited in the HNHMGoogleMaps  , 2 paratypes: MRATGoogleMaps  , 1 paratype: MHNG.GoogleMaps 


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