Gibbicepheus elevatus

Mahunka, S., 1986, A survey of the family Carabodidae C. L. Koch, 1836 (Acari: Oribatida), Acta Zoologica Hungarica 32, pp. 73-135: 121-124

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Gibbicepheus elevatus


Gibbicepheus elevatus  Balogh, 1958

Balogh, 1958: 20.

Examined type series: Holotype and 3 paratypes: Ang. 4117-8: Angola; Ruisseau Tcha-Muchito, sous-affl. de la Cavuemba , Alto Cuilo, Cacolo, galerie forestière des sources du ruisseau, 1. VI. 1954. Station Ang. Leg. A. de Barros Machado. Holotypus: 1 ex., paratypus: 1 ex. HolotypeGoogleMaps  and 1 paratype: MRATGoogleMaps  , 1 paratype ( 1105-PO-85): HNHMGoogleMaps  , 1 paratype: MHNG.GoogleMaps  Other material: 1 specimen: Angola, Environ Melange , forest litter and moss. 12. IV. 1980. Leg. Z. SzabóGoogleMaps  ; 18 specimen: Ang. 14614-16: Dundo, galerie forestière riviere Luachimo (7.21 S, 20.50 E), 7. IV. 1960. leg. A. de Barros Machado.GoogleMaps 

Measurements. - Length: 565-572 µm, width: 325-330 µm. Prodorsum: Rostrum truncate. Lamellar apex sharply pointed (Fig. 88), lamellar setae arising laterally, phylliform, with serrate margin.

Rostral setae thinner than the lamellar one, hut slightly thicker than the interlamellar ones. A weak translamellar line visible in dorsal view. Sensillus uncate, its outer surface verrucate.

Notogaster: Medium part of notogaster convex, more arched partly broken elevated than dorsosejugal region (Fig. 31). On the surface four longitudinal crests or ribs (Fig. 89) present. Median surface areolate, between the two ribs a weak polygonate sculpture observable, marginal part also partly polygonate, partly pustulate. Fourteen pairs of very thin, simple notogastral setae present.

Coxisternal region: Three pairs of apodemes well visible, ap. 2, ap. sej. longer than ap. 3. Epimeral borders hardly observable. Epimeral setal formula: 3 —1—3— 3. Setae 1a, 1c, 2a, 3a minute, all others thin, long and simple (Fig. 32). Epimeral surface weakly ornamented.

Anogenital region: Anogenital setal formula: 4 —1—2— 4, all thin, simple and - with the exception of an1-an2 - long. Both anal setae arising on the posterior half of the anal plates. Lyrifissures iad originating far from the anal aperture in preanal position. Ventral plate smooth medially and weakly pustulate posteriorly. Some larger fugae also visible.

Legs: Setae l" G of legs I and II phylliform, with serrate margin.




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