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23 November 2018 Contribution to the knowledge of the oribatid mite genus Leptotocepheus (Acari, Oribatida, Otocepheidae)
Sergey G. Ermilov, Maria A. Minor
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The otocepheid oribatid mite genus LeptotocepheusBalogh, 1961 is recorded in the Australasian region for the first time. The taxonomic status of the genera LeptotocepheusBalogh, 1961 and LongocepheusBalogh & Mahunka, 1966 is discussed, resulting in the recognition of Longocepheus as a subgenus (stat. nov.) of Leptotocepheus and the following recombinations: Leptotocepheus (Longocepheus) australis (Balogh & Mahunka, 1966) comb. nov., Leptotocepheus (Longocepheus) globosus (Grobler, 1995) comb. nov., Leptotocepheus (Longocepheus) longus (Balogh, 1961) comb. nov., Leptotocepheus (Longocepheus) youngai (Mahunka, 1984) comb. nov. A new species of Leptotocepheus (Longocepheus) is described from New Zealand, Leptotocepheus (Longocepheus) neozealandicussp. nov., which differs from other species of the subgenus by the presence of short, slightly developed prodorsal costulae. Revised generic and subgeneric diagnoses, an identification key and distributions for the known taxa of Leptotocepheus are presented.

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Sergey G. Ermilov and Maria A. Minor "Contribution to the knowledge of the oribatid mite genus Leptotocepheus (Acari, Oribatida, Otocepheidae)," Systematic and Applied Acarology 23(11), 2269-2278, (23 November 2018). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.23.11.18
Received: 16 October 2018; Accepted: 10 November 2018; Published: 23 November 2018
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Australasian region
morphology
otocepheid mites
systematics
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