Raphignathus emirdagiensis, 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: 1153-1155

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930600869168

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/404487FE-FFBD-FFC7-B98D-2D049C720CCA

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Raphignathus emirdagiensis
status

sp. n.

Raphignathus emirdagiensis   sp. n.

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Type material

Holotype female and two paratype females from litter under Astragalus   sp., Emirdağları, Çukurburun place, B. Karabag˘, Bolvadin district, 1300 m, 24 July 2005; one paratype female from litter under reeds, Phragmites australis   , swamp of the Acıgöl, Sarıkavak village, Dazkırı district, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey, 22 August 2005, leg. M. Akyol.

Female

Dimensions of holotype (measurements in parentheses are variation in paratypes): length of body (including gnathosoma) 309 (309–320); length of body excluding gnathosoma 261 (261–272); width 170 (165–181).

Gnathosoma. Length of gnathosoma 48. Subcapitulum with two pairs of long setae (n 530, m 527) and one pair of pilose adoral setae (or 1,2). Dorsal stylophore with striae. Palp tibial claw about third as long as palptarsus. Setae formula (from femur to tarsus): 22223+1 claw, 4+1 v +4 eupathidia.

Dorsum. With one median and two lateral shields, without small shields behind median podosomal shield. Opisthosoma with one opisthosomal shield. Median shield with three pairs of setae. Each lateral shield with one pair of eyes, three pairs of setae and one pair of lyrifissures (ia). Three pairs of setae (d 1, e 1, and f 1) and one pair of lyrifissures (im), located on interscutal membrane. Opisthosomal shield with three pairs of setae and one pair of lyrifissures (ip). All dorsal shields punctuated. Body surface striated between podosomal and opisthosomal shields. Dorsal setae simple. Dimensions of dorsal setae as follows (measurements in parentheses are variations in paratypes): υi 527 (24–27), sci 524 (22–24), υe 527 (24–27), sce 524 (24), c 1522 (19–22), c 2524 (22–24), d 1522 (19–22), e 1524 (22– 24), f 1522 (22), h 1522 (22–24), h 2522 (22), h 3522 (22); distances between setae: υi– υi 513 (13–16), υi–υe 549 (46–49), υi–sci 538 (27–38), υe–υe 584 (84–100), υe–sci 522 (22–24), sci–sci 541 (41–51), υe–sce 522 (22–24), sce–sce 5122 (122–144), sce–c 1565 (65– 79), c 1 – c 1516 (16), c 1 – c 2538 (38–43), c 2 – c 25100 (97–103), c 2 – d 1541 (41–60), d 1 – d 1554 (54–60), d 1 – e 1527 (27–35), e 1 – e 1568 (65–68), e 1 – f 1519 (19–24), f 1 – f 1541 (41–46), f 1 – h 1532 (30–35), h 1 – h 1519 (19–22), h 1 – h 2524 (24–27), h 2 – h 2541 (38–43), h 2 – h 3511 (11– 16), h 3 – h 3560 (60–65).

Venter. With two pairs of coxisternal shields, one pair between coxae I and II, one pair between coxae III and IV. Anogenital area with one pair of aggenital setae, ag 519, and three pairs of genital setae, g 15 g 25 g 3516. Genital and coxisternal shield punctuated. Venter striated. A pair of lyrifissures (ih) located laterally to genital shield. Anal shield with three pairs of setae, ps 15 ps 25 ps 3516.

Legs. Lengths of legs I–IV (from base of femur to tip of tarsal claw) (measurements in parentheses are variations in paratypes): 234 (234)–181 (181–186)–207 (207–213)–245 (245– 250). Setal formulae of legs I–IV: coxae 1 a +22223 a +221, trochanters 1212221, femora 6252323, genua 6(k)25(k)2424, tibiae 6262625, tarsi 21(WR, v)216(v)214(v)213.

Male

Unknown.

Etymology

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

Remarks

This species is close to R. eυidus Fan and Yin, 2000 in having more than two pairs of setae on interscutal membrane, the same setation on leg femur IV and on palpfemur, but it can be recognized by following features: (1) dorsal shields not reduced, interscutal membrane with three pairs of setae (d 1, e 1, and f 1); (2) genu II with five setae; (3) opisthosomal shield with three pairs of setae; (4) setae h 1 well behind anterior margin on opisthosomal shield; (5) interscutal membrane with one pair of lyrifissures (im).