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Published: 2023-01-20
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Redescription of Neocarus platensis Silvestri, 1905 (Acari: Opilioacaridae) and a new species from the syntype series

1Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia e Recursos Naturais, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Rodovia Washington Luís, Km 235, Caixa Postal 676, 13565-905 São Carlos, SP, Brazil
2Department of Agriculture Food Natural Science and Engineering (DAFNE), University of Foggia, 71100, Foggia, Italy
3Departamento de Zoologia e Botânica, IBILCE, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rua Cristóvão Colombo 2265, CEP 15054-000, São José do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil.
4Universidade Federal de São Carlos, São Carlos, Brasil, Rodovia Washington Luís, Km 235, Caixa Postal 676, 13565-905 São Carlos, SP, Brazil.
Acari Opilioacarida South America collection syntypes


Neocarus platensis is redescribed from part of the syntype series collected in Argentina and lectotype specimens are designated. The remaining syntype material from Uruguay represents a new species, herein named Neocarus paraplatensis sp. nov. Taxonomic problems within the Opilioacaridae are discussed in light of a comparative morphological discussion including setae quantity variation.



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