Afrophilodana africana n. gen, n. sp. (Acari: Mesostigmata) from Kenya: the second species of the family Philodanidae

Jenő Kontschán, Owen Seeman


A new monotypic genus, Afrophilodana africana n. gen, n. sp. (Trigynaspida: Parantennuloidea: Philodanidae) is described from two females found in soil samples from Kenya. The family Philodanidae Kethley, 1977 is redefined and the affinities of the new genus discussed. The leg chaetotaxy is also provided and compared with other members of the Parantennuloidea.


Antennophorina; trigynaspid mites; new genus; new species; taxonomy


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