A new species of oribatid mite of the family Autognetidae Grandjean, 1960, Autogneta (Rhaphigneta) iranicasp. nov., is described from Guilan province, northern Iran. The new species is characterized by long humeral processes, long and brush-like sensilli, narrow costulae, laterally granular prodorsum (‘granula') and short notogastral setae c2. This species was collected from soil under Persian ironwood trees (Parrotia persica).
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