Cosmochthonius cf. semifoveolatus Subías, 1982,

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: 27

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Cosmochthonius cf. semifoveolatus Subías, 1982


Cosmochthonius cf. semifoveolatus Subías, 1982 

Specimens examined: Cerro Otto - under A. chilensis  , soil XI-06 (3), III- 2006 (1), Leaf litter XI- 2006 (10), III- 2007 (10), I- 2009 (2), LLao LLao - under N. dombeyi  , leaf litter XI- 2006 (3) and Cerro P. Laguna - under N. antarctica  , in leaf litter XI- 2006 (2).

Remarks: Cosmochthonius semifoveolatus  originally described from Spain. The specimens found share nearly the same morphological traits with C. semifoveolatus  originally ( Subías 1982) based on the revision of the genus carried out by Ayyildiz and Luxton (1990). First record for Argentina, if the identification is confirmed.