Raphignathus karabagiensis, 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: 1155-1157

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930600869168

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/404487FE-FFBF-FFC9-B98D-2B3F9C3D0E80

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Raphignathus karabagiensis
status

sp. n.

Raphignathus karabagiensis   sp. n.

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Type material

Holotype female and one paratype female from litter under Euphorbia   sp., Çayderesi place, 1200 m, B. Karabag ˘, Bolvadin district, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey, 26 July 2005, leg. M. Akyol.  

Female

Dimensions of holotype (measurements in parentheses are those of paratype): length of body (including gnathosoma) 346 (346); length of body excluding gnathosoma 282 (282); width 197 (186–197).

Gnathosoma. Length of gnathosoma 64. Subcapitulum with two pairs of long setae (n 530, m 530) and two pairs of pilose adoral setae (or 122). Dorsal stylophore with striae. Palp tibial claw about one-third as long as palptarsus. Setae formula (from femur to tarsus): 22223+1 claw, 4+1 v +4 eupathidia.

Dorsum. Median podosomal shield spherical anteriorly and tapered posteriorly, bearing three pairs of setae and suture remnants dsj, which also occur on the two small shields on interscutal membrane. Each lateral shield with one pair of eyes, three pairs of setae and one pair of lyrifissures (ia). Interscutal membrane with two pairs of setae (d 1 and e 1) situated on small platelets and one pair of lyrifissures (im). Opisthosomal shield with four 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 paratype): υi 530 (30), sci 532 (32), υe 530 (30–32), sce 530 (30–32), c 1524 (24), c 2530 (30), d 1524 (24), e 1527 (27), f 1524 (24), h 1524 (24), h 2522 (22), h 3522 (22–24); distances between setae: υi–υi 527 (24–27), υi–υe 554 (54–57), υi–sci 538 (38–43), υe– υe 592 (92–95), υe–sci 524 (24), sci–sci 541 (41–43), υe–sce 527 (27), sce–sce 5138 (138– 144), sce–c 1587 (81–87), c 1 – c 1516 (16), c 1 – c 2549 (49), c 2 – c 25114 (111–114), c 2 – d 1549 (49), d 1 – d 1554 (54–60), d 1 – e 1527 (27–30), e 1 – e 1568 (68–73), e 1 – f 1527 (27), f 1 – f 1549 (49–54), f 1 – h 1532 (32), h 1 – h 1524 (22–24), h 1 – h 2527 (27), h 2 – h 2538 (38), h 2 – h 3516 (13–16), h 3 – h 3568 (63–68).

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 516, and four pairs of genital setae, g 15 g 25 g 35 g 4516. Genital and coxisternal shields punctuated. Venter striated. A pair of lyrifissures (ih) located laterally to genital shield. Anal shield with three pairs of setae, ps 1516, ps 2513, ps 3516.

Legs. Lengths of legs I–IV (from base of femur to tip of tarsal claw) (measurements in parentheses are variations in paratypes): 250 (250)–213 (197–213)–229 (224–229)–277 (271–277). Setal formulae of legs I–IV: coxae 1 a +22223 a +221, trochanters 1212221, femora 6252323, genua 6(k)26(k)2424, tibiae 6(v)26(v)26(v)24, tarsi 21(WR, v)216(v)214(v)213.

Male

Unknown.

Etymology

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

Remarks

This species is related to R. hecmatanaensis Khanjani and Ueckermann   , differing from the latter in: (1) genital covers with four pairs of setae (genital covers with three pairs of setae in R. hecmatanaensis   ); (2) setae f 2 not located on large platelets on opisthosoma (setae f 2 located on large platelets on opisthosoma in R. hecmatanaensis   ).