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Published: 2017-11-29
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Contribution to the knowledge of the oribatid mite family Nesozetidae (Acari, Oribatida)

Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia.
National Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Research Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Invertebrate Systematics, Research Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, K. W. Neatby Bldg., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Acari Nesozetes systematics morphology new species family diagnosis South Africa


A new oribatid mite species of the genus Nesozetes (Oribatida, Nesozetidae) is described from moss (Sphagnum sp.) on the seepage area below a permanent spring in South Africa. Nesozetes membranus sp. nov. differs from its only congener, Nesozetes rostropterus, described from Fiji, by the presence of a second pair of membranes located in the podosomal region, setiform bothridial setae and striate subcapitular mentum. A revised diagnosis of Nesozetidae, discussion on its taxonomic status, and information on distribution and ecology of Nesozetes species are given.



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