Meriocepheus

Mahunka, S., 1986, A survey of the family Carabodidae C. L. Koch, 1836 (Acari: Oribatida), Acta Zoologica Hungarica 32, pp. 73-135: 98-99

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ORI5666

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scientific name

Meriocepheus
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Meriocepheus  Aoki, 1973 (Figs 45-47)

Aoki, 1973: 94.

Prodorsum: Three pairs of large elevations present, one of them in interlamellar position. A deep triangulär concavity present basally. All prodorsal setae thin and simple. Sensillus short, clavate. Tutorium present.

Notogaster: Posteromedian part with a high elevation, anterior part excavate. Ten pairs of fine, short notogastral setae present, one pair arising on the humeral projection.

Coxisternal region: Third and fourth epimeres fused, all other well framed. Epimeral setal formula: 2 —1—3— 2.

Anogenital region: Strongly chitinized, some ridges also observable. Anogenital setal formula: 4 —1—2— 3. Setae ad3 in adanal position (!) Lyrifissure iad was not observable.

Type species: Meriocepheus peregrinus Aoki  , 1973. Irimore I. (Japan).

Remarks: The description was based on the holotype only.