Tansocepheus Mahunka

Mahunka, S., 1986, A survey of the family Carabodidae C. L. Koch, 1836 (Acari: Oribatida), Acta Zoologica Hungarica 32, pp. 73-135: 105

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Tansocepheus Mahunka


Tansocepheus Mahunka  , 1983 (Figs 67-69, 105)

Mahunka, 1983: 168.

Prodorsum: With a strong transversal apophysis, interlfmellar setae arising near their anterior margin, on the inner margins of lamellae. Basal part of prodorsum slightly excavated. Lamellae rounded anteriorly, lamellar setae arising on their outer margin. Rostral setae arising in interlamellar position. Sensillus very short, its head dilated and verrucate.

Notogaster: Dorsosejugal region normal, notogastral surface without hollows or crista. Fourteen pairs of notogastral setae present, no seta in humeral position.

Coxisternal region: Apodemes and borders well developed, all epimeres well separated from each other. Epimeral setal formula: 3 —1—3— 3.

Anogenital region: Without any chitinous structure. Anogenital setal formula: 4 —1—2— 3. Lyrifissure iad originating far from the anal aperture.

Type species: Tansocepheus serratus  Mahunka, 1983. Tansania.