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27 April 2019 Two new species of pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) from a Mexican oak forest near Pico de Orizaba National Park
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A faunistic inventory from an oak forest near Pico de Orizaba National Park revealed the presence of two new species of pseudoscorpions. Atherochernes breviductus sp. nov. of the family Chernetidae is represented by 286 mature specimens, and is the first record of this genus for the country; Serianus orizabensis sp. nov. of the family Garypinidae is represented by 44 adults and is the first record of the family for the State of Veracruz. Most individuals were collected by sifting leaf litter and processing with Berlese funnels. The new taxa are hereby described and documented with illustrations and high-quality microphotography. The relationships of AtherochernesBeier, 1954 with other chernetids was investigated with a molecular phylogeny. In addition, the species Mexichelifer reddelliMuchmore, 1973 and Mundochthonius mexicanusMuchmore, 1973 are recorded for the first time in the state of Veracruz.

Dulce F. Piedra-Jiménez, Fernando Alvarez-Padilla, and Edmundo González-Santillán "Two new species of pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) from a Mexican oak forest near Pico de Orizaba National Park," The Journal of Arachnology 47(1), 95-109, (27 April 2019). https://doi.org/10.1636/0161-8202-47.1.95
Received: 9 February 2017; Published: 27 April 2019
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