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17 March 2016 New species and records of oribatid mites of the superfamily Oripodoidea (Acari, Oribatida) from Cuba
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An annotated checklist of the Cuban Oripodoidea (Acari, Oribatida) is provided. It includes 16 species from 10 genera and four families. Of these, eight species, three genera and one family are recorded for the first time in Cuba. Two new species of the genus Protoribates (Haplozetidae) are described and illustrated on the basis of adult specimens. Protoribates tetrasetosus sp. nov. is morphologically most similar to P. mollicoma (Hammer, 1973), but differs from the latter by the short interlamellar, notogastral and ventral setae. Protoribates paramadagascarensis sp. nov. is morphologically most similar to P. madagascarensis (Balogh, 1960), but differs from the latter by the smaller body size, position of rostral and lamellar setae and notogastral setae lp, the absence of microgranulate cerotegument on the notogaster and anogenital region and the absence of a transverse ridge in the basal part of the prodorsum.

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Sergey G. Ermilov "New species and records of oribatid mites of the superfamily Oripodoidea (Acari, Oribatida) from Cuba," Systematic and Applied Acarology 21(4), 450-460, (17 March 2016). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.21.4.6
Received: 31 October 2015; Accepted: 1 December 2015; Published: 17 March 2016
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