Carabodes coronatus , 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: 117-120

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Carabodes coronatus

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Carabodes coronatus  sp. n.

Measurements. - Length: 422 µm, width: 246 µm.

Prodorsum: Lamellae well separated from the prodorsal surface, having a small free cuspis, lamellar setae originating on them. Translamella absent. Interlamellar area coneave and foveolate anteriorly, convex and pustulate basally (Fig. 127). Lamellar surface with irregular reticulation. Rostral and lamellar setae setiform, strongly curved, glabrous, interlamellar ones erect, finely roughened, arising on the inner border of lamellae. Sensillus (Fig. 128) long, with asymmetrically cuneiform head. Tutorium (Fig. 132) well developed, projecting from the surface of podosoma, its dorsal margin rugged (Fig. 130).

Notogaster: Surface pustulate, pustules with irregular margin (Fig. 127). Ten pairs of nearly spiniform, roughened setae (Fig. 131) present, setae in posteromarginal position slightly shorter than the median ones.

Coxisternal region: Apodemes typical for the genus, three pairs observable, all freely ending medially (Fig. 129); Ap. sej. longer than ap. 3, ap. 4 absent. Epimeral surface areolate, areolae of different size, longer marginally, smaller medially. Epimeral setal formula: 3 —1—3— 3. All setae slightly spiniform.

Anogenital region: Surface pustulate, similar to notogastral ones. Genital plates with some smaller, anal plates with some larger foveolae. Anogenital setal formula: 4 —1—2— 3. All setae - excepting ad1 and ad2 - short, simple, setae ad1 and ad2 long, similar to notogastral ones (Fig. 129).

Legs: Trochanter and femur of all legs ornamented by large areolae, genu, tibia and tarsus glabrous.

Material examined: Holotype ( 1100-HO-85): S.-Afr. 3.: Rep. South Africa, Lottering Forest, Tsitsikamma Mts. ca 45 km E Plettenberg Bay , 33°57' S— 23°43' E, 12. XII. 1977. From soil traps, leg. Dr. S. Endrodi. Holotype deposited in the HNHM.GoogleMaps 

Remarks: The new species may be distinguished from all congeners by the very characteristic form of the tutorium.


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