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Published: 2020-04-30

Description of three new water mite species of Hygrobates Koch, 1837 (Lurchibates Goldschmidt & Fu, 2011) (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Hygrobatidae), parasitic in newts of the genera Paramesotriton and Pachytriton (Amphibia, Caudata, Salamandridae) from China

Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Münchhausenstraße 21, D-81247 München.
Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Yoshida Nihonmatsu-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research, National Museum of Nature and Science, Tsukuba, 305-0005 Japan
Science Research Center, Hosei University. Fujimi 2-17-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8160, Japan
Amphibia Water mites Lurchibates parasite new species


Males and females of three new water mite species of the genus Hygrobates Koch, 1837, subgenus Lurchibates Goldschmidt & Fu, 2011 (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Hygrobatidae) are described. The diagnosis of the subgenus is extended based upon the new material. The new species were all just found on one newt species each: Hygrobates (Lurchibates) intermedius sp. nov. Goldschmidt, Nishikawa & Shimano was collected from newts of the species Paramesotriton qixilingensis Yuan, Zhao, Jiang, Hou, He, Murphy & Che, 2014 from Jiangxi Province, China; H. (L.) robustipalpis sp. nov. Goldschmidt, Nishikawa & Shimano on Pachytriton inexpectatus Nishikawa, Jiang, Matsui & Mo, 2011 from Guizhou Province, China and H. (L.) pilosus sp. nov. Goldschmidt, Nishikawa & Shimano on Paramesotriton yunwuensis Wu, Jiang & Hanken, 2010 found in a pet shop.



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How to Cite

GOLDSCHMIDT, T., NISHIKAWA, K., HIRUTA, S. F., & SHIMANO, S. (2020). Description of three new water mite species of <em>Hygrobates</em> Koch, 1837 (<em>Lurchibates</em> Goldschmidt &amp; Fu, 2011) (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Hygrobatidae), parasitic in newts of the genera <em>Paramesotriton</em> and <em>Pachytriton</em> (Amphibia, Caudata, Salamandridae) from China. Zootaxa, 4768(1), 25–42.