Taintaturus 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: 25-26

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4247.1.2

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5597204

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Taintaturus Cook, 1983
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Genus Taintaturus Cook, 1983  

Previously, twelve species were known from New Zealand ( Cook 1983, Cook 1991, Pesic et al. 2010). In this paper two more species are described. Below a key is given to all known species.

1 Hood pointed.........................................................................................2

- Hood (fig. 6A, arrow) not pointed.........................................................................8

2 Segments of fourth leg very stocky, IV-leg-2 almost as long as high........................... T. zelandicus Cook, 1991  

- Segments of fourth leg less stocky, IV-leg-2 longer then high................................................... 3

3 P2 with a pointed anteroventral extension.................................................................. 4 - P2 with a rounded anteroventral extension or without extension.................................................6 4 I-leg-5 slender (L/H> 2)............................................................. T. livingstoni Cook, 1991  

I-leg-5 less slender (L/H <2)............................................................................5 5 IV-leg-4 very expanded in male, less in female; male with a cauda............................. T. projectus Cook, 1983   - IV-leg-4 not expanded, without cauda in male; male with a pit located anterior to gonopore.......... T. abditus Cook, 1983   6 P2 without an extension; hood very long........................................... T. rostratus Pesic & Smit, 2010   - P2 with a rounded anteroventral extension..................................................................7 7 Both P2 and P3 with an extension; hood gradually tapering............................ T. selwynus Pesic & Smit, 2010   - Only P2 with an extension; hood with a triangular extension.......................... T. waikirikiri Pesic & Smit, 2010   8 Anterior margin of hood concave.........................................................................9 - Anterior margin of hood straight or convex................................................................ 11 9 Hood longer than wide, anterodorsal margin of ventral shield irregularly serrated.................. T. longipileatus   n. sp. - Hood as wide as long or wider then long, anterodorsal margin of ventral shield more or less smooth (apart from rugosity of

integument).........................................................................................10 10 Anterior margin of hood with a shallow concave margin..................................... T. accidens Cook, 1983   - Anterior margin of hood with an angular indentation............................................ T. indentatus   n. sp. 11 Hood wider than long.................................................................................12 - Hood longer than wide................................................................................13 12 Hood very wide (> 100), palp slightly uncate, male ventrally> 650, female> 700.................. T. stoutae Cook, 1991   - Hood less wide (<100), palp distinctly not uncate, male <450, female <570..................... T. lembus Cook, 1991   13 Palp very stocky, especially P4 (L/H 2.0); P2 and P3 without ventral extensions................ T. brevipalpis Cook, 1991   - Palp not stocky, (P4 L/H>2.5), P2 and P3 with ventral extensions............................. T. hopkinsi Cook, 1982