Tectocepheus velatus (Michael, 1880),

Kun, Marcelo E., Martínez, Pablo A. & Gonzalez, Alda, 2010, Oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) from Austrocedrus chilensis and Nothofagus forests of Northwestern Patagonia (Argentina), Zootaxa 2548, pp. 22-42: 36

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.196766

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C636BF1D-D513-B26E-FF63-FE548F791269

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Plazi

scientific name

Tectocepheus velatus (Michael, 1880)
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Tectocepheus velatus (Michael, 1880) 

Specimens examined: Cerro Otto - under A. chilensis  , leaf litter XI- 2006 (121 i, 32 a), III- 2007 (7 i, 18 a), soil XI- 2006 (2 a), III- 2007 (3 i, 1 a), LLao LLao - under N. dombeyi  , leaf litter XI- 2006 (13 a, 6 i), III- 2007 (17 a, 14 i), soil XI- 2006 (2 a, 6 i), Balcón Gutiérrez - under N. dombeyi  , leaf litter III- 2008 (7 a), Cerro P. Laguna - under N. antarctica  , leaf litter XI- 2006 (48 a, 38 i), III- 2007 (1 a, 2 i), soil (1 a, 3 i) XI- 2006.

Distribution: Originally described from England. Previously reported from the Falkland Islands ( Starý & Block 1996). Although the genus Tectocepheus  was recorded in Argentina no assignment to species or subspecies was given ( Hammer 1958; Hammer 1962 b; Baranek 1988; Salazar Martínez et al. 2007) until recently when T. minor  was recorded in the province of Buenos Aires ( Fredes & Martínez 2008) and T. velatus  in the province of Misiones ( Martinez et al. 2009). First record for the province of Rio Negro.