Gymnolaelaps kabitae Bhattacharyya, 1968,

Joharchi, Omid, Ramroodi, Sara & Halliday, Bruce, 2020, Review of the genus Pogonolaelaps Nemati & Gwiazdowicz (Acari: Laelapidae) with description of a new species from Iran, Zootaxa 4820 (3), pp. 465-484: 477

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4820.3.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:5DC6D28F-4A18-4C6E-85E3-6CA734EBB4FC

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4432758

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/FE0387F2-FF9F-FFEA-6ACA-FC2777F4F926

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Plazi

scientific name

Gymnolaelaps kabitae Bhattacharyya, 1968
status

 

Gymnolaelaps kabitae Bhattacharyya, 1968 

( Figs 30–37View FIGURES 30–37)

Gymnolaelaps kabitae Bhattacharyya, 1968: 537  .

Pseudoparasitus (Gymnolaelaps) kabitae  .— Karg, 1989b: 334.

Laelaspisella kabitae  .— Joharchi & Halliday, 2013: 47; Joharchi et al., 2016: 21; Nemati et al., 2019: 82.

Gymnolaelaps kabitae  .— Nemati & Gwiazdowicz, 2016: 45 View Cited Treatment .

Specimens examined. Two females, Alborz, Karaj , 36°03’ N, 51°24’ E, alt. 1665 m, 7 June 2011, O. Joharchi coll., in nest of Pheidole pallidula  GoogleMaps  .

Bhattacharyya (1968) described Gymnolaelaps kabitae  as a new species from specimens collected in soil under rotting plant material in West Bengal. Joharchi & Halliday (2013) placed this species in Laelaspisella  and presented a supplementary description for the species. They wrongly stated that the palp tarsal claw has three pointed tines, while it actually has two ( Fig. 35View FIGURES 30–37). Nemati & Gwiazdowicz (2016) treated this species as member of Gymnolaelaps  . Nemati et al. (2019) revised the concept of Laelaspisella  , but could not decide on the correct generic placement for G. kabitae  . This species agrees with Laelaspisella  in the following character states: (1) dorsal shield hypertrichous and with at least 11–13 non-secretory slit-like lyrifissures ( Figs 30 & 32View FIGURES 30–37), (2) metasternal setae st4 absent ( Figs 31 & 33View FIGURES 30–37); (3) genitiventral shield large and broad rounded posteriorly ( Fig. 31View FIGURES 30–37); (4) iv3 located on posterolateral angles of sternal shield ( Fig. 33View FIGURES 30–37); (5) internal malae densely fringed and with elongate threads ( Fig. 34View FIGURES 30–37); (6) palp tarsal claw with two tines ( Fig. 35View FIGURES 30–37). However, it differs from the original concept of Laelaspisella  as described by Marais & Loots (1969), because the dorsal cheliceral seta is present ( Fig. 37View FIGURES 30–37) and the anterior margin of the epistome is irregularly denticulate ( Fig. 36View FIGURES 30–37). Nemati & Gwiazdowicz (2016) provided more character states that excludes G. kabitae  from Laelaspisella  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Laelapidae

Genus

Gymnolaelaps

Loc

Gymnolaelaps kabitae Bhattacharyya, 1968

Joharchi, Omid, Ramroodi, Sara & Halliday, Bruce 2020
2020
Loc

Gymnolaelaps kabitae

Nemati, A. & Gwiazdowicz, D. J. 2016: 45
2016
Loc

Laelaspisella kabitae

Nemati, A. & Khalili-Moghadam, A. & Gwiazdowicz, D. J. 2019: 82
Joharchi, O. & Babaeian, E. & Jalalizand, A. 2016: 21
Joharchi, O. & Halliday, B. 2013: 47
2013
Loc

Pseudoparasitus (Gymnolaelaps) kabitae

Karg, W. 1989: 334
1989
Loc

Gymnolaelaps kabitae

Bhattacharyya, S. K. 1968: 537
1968