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28 June 2013 First Discovery of Plasmobatidae (Acari, Oribatida) in Gabon, redefinition and new species of the genus Solenozetes Grandjean, 1932
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The family Plasmobatidae is herewith reported for the first time from Gabon and Solenozetes makokouensis n. sp. is described. The holotype was collected from litter in dense evergreen humid forest, Makokou, Province Ogoové-Ivindo, north-eastern Gabon. The species is described and illustrated based on adult females. The new species is easily distinguishable by the following combination of character states: cerotegumental layer amorphous, with small tuberculations mixed with granulations; ro seta falcate, inserted on forward-extending visorlike protuberance; in seta wrapped in cerotegumental granulate layer; prodorsal anterior zone complex with irregular protuberances; bothridium horseshoe-shaped, internal rings appearing gear-like; sensillus filiform; notogaster anteriorly with semicircular furrow and depressed zone; macropores opening on foveae; notogastral microsculpture irregular foveate pattern; opisthosomal gland apophysis conical with rounded tip; five pairs of notogastral setae. The genus Solenozetes is redefined.

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Nestor Fernandez, Pieter Theron, and Christine Rollard "First Discovery of Plasmobatidae (Acari, Oribatida) in Gabon, redefinition and new species of the genus Solenozetes Grandjean, 1932," Zoosystema 35(2), (28 June 2013). https://doi.org/10.5252/z2013n2a1
Received: 25 June 2012; Accepted: 5 September 2012; Published: 28 June 2013
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