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Published: 2016-08-31

The water mite family Aturidae Thor (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from Ghana, with the description of twelve new species

Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands.
Acari systematics new species West Africa Afrotropical

Abstract

Eleven new aturid species are described from Ghana: (Aturinae) Aturus ghanaensis n. sp., Subaturus spathulasetus n. sp., Subalbia elongata n. sp., (Axonopsinae) Albaxona wanjakliensis n. sp., Axonopsis kintampo n. sp., Brachypodopsis indistincta n. sp., Hexaxonopsis rectimarginata n. sp., H. subtruncata n. sp., Javalbia coalescens n. sp., J. indentata n. sp., Paraxonopsis latihumerosa n. sp. and Pseudaxonopsalbia ghanensis n. sp. New records are given for five species of the genera Albia, Kongsbergia, Paraxonopsis and Subaxonopsalbia.

 

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