Raphignathus afyonensis, Akyol & Kami & Koç, 2006

Akyol, Mustafa, Kami & Koç, L, 2006, Raphignathus mites from Turkey (Acari: Raphignathidae), Journal of Natural History 40 (17 - 18), pp. 1149-1165: 1158-1160

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930600869168

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/404487FE-FFB2-FFCC-B981-2EB89C580B2A

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Raphignathus afyonensis
status

sp. n.

Raphignathus afyonensis   sp. n.

( Figure 3 View Figure 3 )

Type material

Holotype female, one paratype female and one abnormal female from litter under Verbascum   sp., Kayadanağıl place, 1300 m, B. Karabag ˘, Bolvadin district, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey, 17 December 2004, leg. M. Akyol.  

Female

Dimensions of holotype (measurements in parentheses are variation in paratypes): length of body (including gnathosoma) 501 (480–501); length of body excluding gnathosoma 389 (389–421); width 240 (229–240).

Gnathosoma. Length of gnathosoma 112. Subcapitulum with two pairs of long setae (n 532, m 538) and two pairs of pilose adoral setae (or 122). Dorsal stylophore with striae. Palp setal formula (from femur to tarsus): 32223+1 claw, 4+1 v +4 eupathidia.

Dorsum. Body broadly oval; podosoma with one median and two lateral shields separated by striae; podosoma also with one pair of small shields behind median podosomal shield; opisthosoma with a large opisthosomal shield; dorsal setae simple; median shield bearing three pairs of setae; each lateral shield oval with three pairs of setae, one pair of eyes, and one pair of lyrifissures (ia); five pairs of setae and two pairs of lyrifissures on opisthosomal shield (im and ip); setae e well behind anterior margins of opisthosomal shield; setae h 3 situated on ventral extension of opisthosomal shield; members of lyrifissures (im) almost longitudinally in line with lyrifissures (ia) and situated on or near anterolateral margin; members of lyrifissures (ip) lateral or in front of f 1 and anterior margin of opisthosomal shield; d 1 only setae located on small plates on the interscutal membrane; all dorsal shields punctuated but not striated; body surface striated between podosomal and opisthosomal shields. Dimensions of dorsal setae as follows (measurements in parentheses are variations in paratype): υi 527 (24–27), sci 527 (27), υe 527 (24–27), sce 527 (24–27), c 1522 (22), c 2524 (22–24), d 1522 (22–24), e 1519 (19), f 1516 (16–19), h 1516 (13–16), h 2516 (16), h 3516 (16–19); distances between setae: υi–υi 532 (32), υi–υe 568 (65–68), υi–sci 549 (41– 49), υe–υe 5116 (116–119), υe–sci 530 (30–32), sci–sci 554 (54–60), υe–sce 527 (27–32), sce–sce 5163 (163–176), sce–c 15116 (108–122), c 1 – c 1516 (16–27), c 1 – c 2568 (65–68), c 2 – c 25108 (106–116), c 1 – d 1535 (30–35), d 1 – d 1546 (32–46), d 1 – e 1541 (38–41), e 1 – e 1573 (73–92), e 1 – f 1568 (68–76), f 1 – f 1554 (54–60), f 1 – h 1549 (49), h 1 – h 1522 (22), h 1 – h 2532 (27–32), h 2 – h 2578 (62–78), h 2 – h 3522 (11–22), h 3 – h 3565 (65–81).

Venter. With two pairs of coxisternal shields, one pair between coxae I and II, one pair between coxae III and IV; coxisternal shields between coxae III and IV with much larger; venter striated, with three pairs of setae, ag 522; three pairs of genital setae, g 15 g 25 g 3516; genital and coxisternal shields punctuated; one pair of lyrifissures (ih) located laterally to genital shield; anal shield with three pairs of setae, ps 15 ps 25 ps 3519.

Legs. Lengths of legs I–IV (from base of femur to tip of tarsal claw) (measurements in parentheses are variations in paratypes): 293 (288–293)–240 (213–245)–245 (234–250)– 309 (298–320); setal formulae of legs I–IV: coxae 1 a +22223 a +221, trochanters 1212321, femora 6262424, genua 6(k)26(k)2424, tibiae 7(WR, v)27(v) 26(v)25(v), tarsi 21(WR, v)216(v)214(v)213. Dorsum of coxae I with a minute solenidion ( Figure 3E View Figure 3 ) and on venter of coxae I are two pairs of thumb-like structures ( Figure 3F View Figure 3 ).

Male

Unknown.

Etymology

The species is named after the type locality, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey   .

Remarks

This new species is related to R. protaspus Khanjanı and Ueckermann   , differing from the latter in: (1) trochanters III with three setae (trochanters III with two setae in R. protaspus   ); (2) tibia I and tibia II with seven setae (tibia I and tibia II with six setae in R. protaspus   ); (3) lyrifissure (im) almost longitudinally in line with lyrifissure (ia) (lyrifissure (im) not longitudinally in line with lyrifissure (ia) as in R. protaspus   ); (4) lyrifissure (ip) lateral of f 1 setae (lyrifissure (ip) behind lateral of f 1 in R. protaspus   ).