Mediolata,

Faraji, Farid & Ueckermann, Edward A., 2006, A new species of Mediolata Canestrini from Spain (Acari: Stigmaeidae), re­description of M. chanti and a key to the known species of Mediolata, Zootaxa 1151, pp. 27-39: 29

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.172142

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/BC5E87EF-643A-FFA2-FEF7-FA0B6054F590

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Plazi

scientific name

Mediolata
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Key to adult females of Mediolata 

The following artificial key is compiled mainly based on the leg and palp chaetotaxy. Such data were ignored in the description of M. aegyptiaca ( Zaher & Soliman)  , 1966, hence not presented in the key. Also, another species of Mediolata  described from Egypt, M. pentascuta ( Zaher & Gomma)  , 1978, is suspected to be conspecific with M. aegyptiaca  . The mentioned differences between these two species seem to be intraspecific variations. This synonymy was also confirmed by Dr. Z. R. Soliman (senior author pers. comm.). To reach a definite conclusion regarding the identity of these species, the type materials need to be re­examined. These were not available during this study.

1. Palpfemur with three setae ............................................................................................ 2 ­ Palpfemur with two setae .............................................................................................. 3 ­ Palpfemur with one setae ........................................................ M. delicata  Fan & Zhang 2. Femora 4 ­ 4 ­ 3 ­ 2; palpgenu with one seta; dorsal setae short .... M. californica  Gonzalez ­ Femora 5 ­ 5 ­ 2 ­ 1; palpgenu with two setae; dorsal setae very long ... M. horrida  Momen 3. Femora 5 ­ 4 ­ 3 ­ 1, 5­4 ­ 2 ­ 1, 5­5 ­ 2 ­ 1 or 4 ­ 4 ­ 2 ­ 1 ................................................................ 4 ­ Femora 5­6 ­ 2 ­ 1 .......................................................................... M. conserva  Kuznetsov 4. Femur II with five setae ................................................................................................ 5 ­ Femur II with four setae................................................................................................ 8 5. Genu I with four setae ................................................................................................... 6 ­ Genu I with two or three setae ...................................................................................... 7 6. Opisthosoma almost completely covered with shields, ornamented with polygonal