Gibbibodes similis, Mahunka, 1986

Mahunka, S., 1986, A survey of the family Carabodidae C. L. Koch, 1836 (Acari: Oribatida), Acta Zoologica Hungarica 32, pp. 73-135: 121

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Gibbibodes similis

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Gibbibodes similis   sp. n.

Measurements. - Length: 565-598 µm, width: 303-353 µm.

Prodorsum: Rostrum widely rounded. Lamellae with sharp cuspis (Fig. 134), well observable in frontal view. Lamellar setae phylliform, with serrate margin. Rostral setae slightly dilated, their surface slightly rougbened, arising behind the lamellar cuspis. Interlamellar areae slightly concave but the posterior part of prodorsum very convex, without pustules, only some spots present. Sensillus uncate, its outer surface barbed. Interlamellar setae setiform, glabrous.

Notogaster: Median part highly convex, dorsosejugal, lateral and a wider part of posterior end of notogastrer flatened (Fig. 137). Notogastral surface with some longitudinal and transversal crests (Fig. 135), surface ornamented medially and laterally by smaller and finer, posteriorly by large areolae (Fig. 133). Fourteen pairs of very thin, setiform setae present.

Coxisternal region: Second, sejugal and third apodemes thin, ap. 3 shorter than both previously ones. Epimeral borders well observable, all - excepting bo. 3 - connected medially, composing a network. Epimeral setal formula: 3 —1—3— 3. Setae 1b, 3b, 3c, 4a, 4b and 4c long, thin all other minute. Setae 4b stronger than the others. Epimeral surface without regulär ornamentation, but some irregular spots visible (Fig. 136).

Anogenital region: Anogenital setal formula: 5 —1—2— 3 all very thin, and - excepting the anal setae - long. Lyrifissures iad originating far from the anal aperture in preanal position.

Legs: Setae l" G of legs I and II phylliform, elliptic, with finely serrate margin. Setae u of all tarsi spiniform, short.

Material examined: Holotype ( 1101-HO-85): Angola, Environ Melange , forest litter and moss. 12. V. 1980. leg. Z. Szabó. 4 paratypes: from the same sample. Holotypus and 2 paratypes ( 1101-PO-85) deposited in the HNHM GoogleMaps   , 1 paratype: MRAT GoogleMaps   , 1 paratype: MHNG. GoogleMaps  


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