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1 September 2010 Two New Species of Oribatid Mites (Acari: Oribatida) from Ethiopia
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We described Machadobelba shtanchaevae sp. nov. and Microtegeus khaustovi sp. nov., collected in Bale Mountains National Park (Africa, Ethiopia). The first new species is similar to Machadobelba symmetrica Balogh, 1958 (Distribution: Africa, Congo) and to Machadobelba ceylonica Balogh, 1970 (Asia, Sri Lanka), but differs from the former species by body size, length of costulae and length of notogastral setae, and from the latter species by body size, morphology of cristae and position of adanal setae ad3. Microtegeus khaustovi sp. nov. is similar to Microtegeus variabilis Mahunka, 1988 (Africa, Tanzania) and Microtegeus rugosus Mahunka, 1982 (Africa, Ethiopia), but differs from the former species by body size, number of prodorsal tubercles, length of notogastral setae c, and morphology of the notogaster; from the latter species it differs by morphology of lamellar setae, the number of prodorsal tubercles, and morphology of the notogaster.

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Sergey G. Ermilov, Ekaterina A. Sidorchuk, and Leonid B. Rybalov "Two New Species of Oribatid Mites (Acari: Oribatida) from Ethiopia," Annales Zoologici 60(3), 407-417, (1 September 2010). https://doi.org/10.3161/000345410X535398
Received: 11 May 2010; Accepted: 1 August 2010; Published: 1 September 2010
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