Troxodania decumanus ( Krczal, 1959 ),

Khaustov, Alexandr A. & Trach, Viacheslav A., 2014, Mites of the superfamily Pygmephoroidea (Acari: Heterostigmata: Neopygmephoridae, Pygmephoridae) associated with Trox cadaverinus (Coleoptera: Trogidae) from the Far East of Russia, with description of a new genus and two new species, Zootaxa 3754 (1): -

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3754.1.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:AD2DEA00-A3A6-4CDC-9A68-582FA8606148

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C0165F-FFA4-FFC1-E1FE-FE0AFEFDFBA9

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scientific name

Troxodania decumanus ( Krczal, 1959 )
status

comb. nov.

Troxodania decumanus ( Krczal, 1959)  comb. nov.

Pygmephorus decumanus Krczal, 1959: 542  , fig. 68.

Bakerdania sinanii Sevastianov and Zahida Al Douri, 1989: 25  , fig. 1, syn. nov.

This species was described from Germany from rotten stump of pine ( Krczal 1959). It was also recorded from Slovakia phoretic on Trox sabulosus Linnaeus ( Mašan 1993)  . This is a first record in the Russian fauna.

Material examined. Eleven females, RUSSIA: Far East, Primorye, ca. 50 km SWW Vladivostok, ca 10 km NW Slavyanka, Bamburovo vill., at light, on a single specimen of Trox cadaverinus Illiger  attracting to a light trap, 22 July 1990, coll. Napolov A. (beetle), Trach V.A. (mites); 2 females, SLOVAKIA: Jakubov, on Trox sabulosus  in decaying felt, 20 October 1992, coll. Mašan P.

Remarks. Sevastianov & Zahida Al Douri (1989) described Bakerdania sinanii  from Ukraine and separated from Troxodania decumanus ( Krczal, 1959)  comb. nov. mainly by relative lengths of setae c 1 and c 2; in B. sinanii  c 2 distinctly longer than c 1, while in T. decumanus  c 1 longer than c 2. Our study of the holotype of B. sinanii  revealed that setae c 1 are longer than c 2, and this species currently inseparable from the original description of T. decumanus  ; we consider it as a junior synonym of T. decumanus  . Mahunka (1969) described subspecies Neopygmephorus decumanus gobiensis  from Mongolia, but description and figures of this subspecies considerably differ from nominative subspecies and we consider N. decumanus gobiensis  as genuine species. The taxonomic position of this species is unclear due to incomplete description. It is possible that this species also belongs to the genus Troxodania  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Trogidae

Genus

Troxodania

Loc

Troxodania decumanus ( Krczal, 1959 )

Khaustov, Alexandr A. & Trach, Viacheslav A. 2014
2014
Loc

Bakerdania sinanii

Sevastianov 1989: 25
1989
Loc

Pygmephorus decumanus

Krczal 1959: 542
1959