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Type: Article
Published: 2014-03-06
Page range: 275–281
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A new genus and species of edaphic mite (Acari: esostigmata: Eviphididae) from Iran

Department of Plant Protection, Yazd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yazd, Iran.
Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, 845 06 Bratislava, Slovakia.
Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran.
Acari Mesostigmata Eviphididae new genus Pedoniphis Iran


The new genus Pedoniphis gen. nov. (Acari: Mesostigmata: Eviphididae) is described from soil detritus in Sabalan Mountains, northwest Iran, with P. persicus sp. nov. as type species. Among known eviphidid genera, the new genus is the most similar to Scamaphis Karg and Scarabacariphis Mašán and it can be distinguished especially by the dorsal chaetotaxy (setae J2 absent, setae J5 rudimentary) and the specific form of the peritrematal-dorsal scutal complex (peritrematal shields reduced; peritremes well developed, fused to lateral margins of dorsal shield).