Planaturus setipalpis Cook, 1983

Smit, Harry, 2017, Notoaturine water mites from New Zealand (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Notoaturinae) with the description of five new species, Zootaxa 4247 (1), pp. 16-30: 20-22

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Planaturus setipalpis Cook, 1983


Planaturus setipalpis Cook, 1983  

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Material   GoogleMaps examined. North Island. 0/1/0, Makotuku stream, Horopito, 39° 20.796 S 175° 22.686 E, alt. 563 m asl, 10-xii-2014. South Island. 1/0/0, Cardrona River   GoogleMaps , upstream, between Queenstown and Wanaka, 44° 56.625 S 168° 57.749 E, alt. 725 m asl, 25-xii-2014.

Remarks. The male of Cardrona River has a more deeply indented and less wide hood (see fig. 4A), but is otherwise similar. This male is ventrally 332 long and 211 wide, the dorsal shield is 243 long which is much smaller than the measurements given by Cook (1983). The holotype is ventrally 714 long and 456 wide, the dorsal shield is 502 long. But based on the image of the holotype placed on the website of the Museum in Wellington, including scale bar, the holotype is only 333 long and the dorsal shield measures 214. Therefore, I assume that some errors have occurred in the measurements of the type series.