Vatankhah, Farzaneh, Nemati, Alireza, Esfandiari, Mehdi & Shishehbor, Parviz, 2016, Description of a new species of Gaeolaelaps (Acari: Laelapidae) from Iran, with a key to world species of the genus with short peritremes, Zootaxa 4121 (5), pp. 566-574 : 571

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Notes on Gaeolaelaps with short peritremes

Karg (1979, 1982, 2006) has defined a G. similisetae species group including species that have short peritremes that extend to the middle or at most to anterior margin of coxa II. Nemati & Mohseni (2013) provided a key for 17 species of Gaeolaelaps with short peritremes. In most of these species the peritreme extends to the middle of coxa II, except for G. macra ( Karg, 1978) and G. orbiculatus Nemati & Mohseni, 2013 in which the peritremes extend to the anterior level of coxa II. In the present paper we provide a key to 26 species that are considered as Gaeolaelaps which have a peritreme that extends to the anterior level of coxa II. In this group there are some species with very short peritreme extending only to the anterior level of coxa III ( Mašán, 1998; Sklyar, 2012; Trach, 2012, 2016).

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