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24 May 2016 Two new species and eight new combinations of Pulaeini Berlese (Acari: Cunaxidae) from Iran, with key to species of Lupaeus and Pulaeus in the world
Saeid Paktinat-Saeij, Tatiane M.M.G. De Castro, Mohammad Bagheri
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Abstract

Two new species of Pulaeini, Lupaeus damavandiani Paktinat-Saeij & Castro sp. nov., and Pulaeus aryani Paktinat-Saeij & Castro sp. nov., are described and illustrated from soil, humus and moss in the Mazandaran province, Iran. Also, the status of two genera are considered. Eight new combinations are proposed, namely L. akbari (Bashir & Afzal, 2009) comb. nov., L. anjumi (Bashir & Afzal, 2007) comb. nov., L. ferventis (Taj & Chaudhri, 1990) comb. nov., L. haurio (Taj & Chaudhri, 1991) comb. nov., L. payatopalpus (Corpuz-Raros, 1996) comb. nov., L. stultus (Taj & Chaudhri, 1991) comb. nov., L. walii (Bashir & Afzal, 2009) comb. nov. and Neocunaxoides neopectinatus (Shiba, 1978) comb. nov. P. razanensis Den Heyer, 2013 syn. nov. considered a junior synonym of P. krama (Chaudhri, 1977). Lupaeus clarae (Den Heyer, 1981b) is reported for the first time from Iran. Keys to the Lupaeus and Pulaeus species of the world are provided.

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Saeid Paktinat-Saeij, Tatiane M.M.G. De Castro, and Mohammad Bagheri "Two new species and eight new combinations of Pulaeini Berlese (Acari: Cunaxidae) from Iran, with key to species of Lupaeus and Pulaeus in the world," Systematic and Applied Acarology 21(6), 778-790, (24 May 2016). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.21.6.5
Received: 22 January 2016; Accepted: 1 April 2016; Published: 24 May 2016
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