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1 September 2011 A New Species of the Genus Spatulaphorus (Acari: Heterostigmatina: Pygmephoridae) Phoretic on Geotrupes spiniger (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae) from Iran
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The mite Spatulaphorus gorganica Rahiminejad et Hajiqanbar sp. nov. (Acari: Heterostigmatina: Pygmephoridae) collected under elytra of the host beetle, Geotrupes spiniger (Marsham, 1802) (Col: Geotrupidae) is described and illustrated from Oak forests of Golestan province, North of Iran. Moreover, host range of the genus is reviewed and a key to world species of the genus Spatulaphorus is provided.

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Vahid Rahiminejad, Hamidreza Hajiqanbar, and Yaghoub Fathipour "A New Species of the Genus Spatulaphorus (Acari: Heterostigmatina: Pygmephoridae) Phoretic on Geotrupes spiniger (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae) from Iran," Annales Zoologici 61(3), 547-551, (1 September 2011). https://doi.org/10.3161/000345411X603391
Received: 21 March 2011; Accepted: 1 June 2011; Published: 1 September 2011
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