Austrocarabodes

Hugo-Coetzee, Elizabeth A., 2011, Three new species of Austrocarabodes (Oribatida: Carabodidae) and notes on Austrocarabodes pinnatus Mahunka, 1986, from South Africa, Zootaxa 3011, pp. 1-15: 14

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.202559

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scientific name

Austrocarabodes
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Key to South African Austrocarabodes   species

1. Sensillus long with concave head or short to long with clavate head.............................................. 2

- Sensillus long recurving or bending with thin to slightly dilated head............................................ 4

2. Sensillus long with concave end; notogaster with tubercles; notogastral setae spatulate, la, lm, lp in particular arrangement; adanal seta ad 3 setiform......................................................................... A. pinnatus  

- Sensillus short to long with clavate head; notogaster foveolate; notogastral setae phylliform........................... 3

3. Sensillus short, round clavate with darker patch in middle; notogastral and prodorsal setae smooth except lamellar seta le barbed....................................................................................... A. nortoni  

- Sensillus clavate, bending slightly backwards; notogastral and prodorsal setae very long, c 1, dm reaching alveolus of da, dp respectively; ridge between genital and anal plates................................................ A. longisetosus  

4. Notogaster rugulose or with round spots resembling asterisks; sensillus recurving................................... 5

- Notogaster foveolate; sensillus recurving or bending slightly.................................................. 6

5. Notogaster with rugulose ornamentation; notogastral setae phylliform, ending broadly, medial notogastral setae (c 1, da, dm, dp, h 1) almost in straight vertical line............................................................... A. lineasetosa  

- Notogaster with round spots with numerous lines radiating from center of spot resembling an asterisk; prodorsal surface with lines and ridges; genital plates framed by a very strong chitinous ridge; very dark species.................... A. luciensis  

6. Notogastral setae narrowly phylliform, almost rigid and very strongly serrated; notogaster and prodorsum finely foveolate, punctate between foveolae; sensillus recurving............................................... A. vernoncrookensis  

- Notogastral setae phylliform, barbed...................................................................... 7

7. Notogastral and prodorsal setae ending broadly, interlamellar seta in very wide, directed forward and laterally, setae with thick edges and thick midrib; sensillus bending downwards; anal setae slightly phylliform................. A. crassimarginatus  

- Notogastral and prodorsal setae ending in a sharp point, without thick edges; anal setae normal, setiform................ 8

8. Notogaster with foveolae containing crooked lines and crosses, on prodorsum only lines and crosses; a band of foveolae between genital and anal plates; sensillus strongly recurving........................................... A. mahunkai  

- Notogaster with round clear foveolae, sensillar head slightly bending backwards; le unilaterally barbed........ A. hendriksi