Austrocarabodes ensifer

Mahunka, S., 1986, A survey of the family Carabodidae C. L. Koch, 1836 (Acari: Oribatida), Acta Zoologica Hungarica 32, pp. 73-135: 109-111

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Austrocarabodes ensifer


Austrocarabodes ensifer  (Sellnick, 1931)

Measurements. - Length: 495-565 µm, width: 296-324 µm.

Prodorsum: Lamellae without cuspis, narrowing anteriorly and merging into the rostral surface (Fig. 81). Lamellar and rostral setae - similar to all dorsal setae of body - phylliform, their margin and median vein serrate (Fig. 82). Interlamellar setae arising near to the margin of lamellae, longer than notogastral setae. Interlamellar area irregularly areolate (Fig. 9). Sensillus long, directed slightly backwards, its head gradually thickened and rounded distally. Its surface spiculate. Tutorium well observable, but without cuspis.

Notogaster: Its surface covered by pustules, but they are absent marginally. This region also areolate.

Lateral part of podosoma: Pedotecta 1 large, areolate, pedotecta 2 small and smooth. Discidium well visible, triangulär (Fig. 80).

Coxisternal region: Whole surface irregularly areolate, sharp borders between epimeres absent. Sejugal borders more visible than the others, composing a compressed ring medially. Epimeral setal formula: 3 —1—3— 3. All setae fine, short.

Anogenital region: Irregularly areolate or rugose (Fig. 10). Anogenital setal formula: 4 —1—2— 3. Genital and aggenital setae setiform, short and fine; anal setae slightly longer, but similar to the preceding ones. Among the adanal setae ad1 and ad2 phylliform similar to notogastral setae, ad3 standing in preanal position and only slightly thickened (Fig. 79). Lyrifissures iad reduced, or not visible owing to the rough sculpture.

Legs: Trochanter and femur of all legs areolate, surface of genu, tibiae and tarsi completely smooth. Femora of legs 3 and 4 with blade-like formation ventrally, their posterior end always elongate.

Material examined: 1 specimen (Neotypus): Levkas, oberhalb Phryni , ca 200 m, 27. 3. 1971, leg. B. Hauser ( 1171-HO-1985)GoogleMaps  : 10* exemplar from the same locality GoogleMaps  ; some specimen: Cephalonia: Athera; tamisage sous Qu. coccifera pres du bord de la mer ; 9. IV. 1970GoogleMaps  ; some specimen: Cephalonie; Assos; environs vers le nord, tamissage sous Qu. coccifera , 8. IV. 1970. Both were collected by Dr. B. Hauser (Geneva).GoogleMaps 

Remarks: The holotype of this species does not exist, so on the ground of this material, which was collected near to the locus typicus by Dr. B. Hauser, Geneva, I designate a neotypus, it is deposited in the Arachnoidea Collection of the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest.

* Some of them deposited in the Museum D'Histoire Naturelle, Geneva.