Oppiidae - Systematic & Applied Acarology (2009) 14,...

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(2009) 14, 171–176. 171 © 2009 ISSN 1362-1971 Serratoppia iranica (Acari: Oppiidae), a new species of oribatid mite from Iran MOHAMMAD ALI AKRAMI 1 , LUIS S. SUB Q AS 2 & ALIREZA SABOORI 3 1 Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran. E-mail: akrami@shirazu.ac.ir 2 Departamento de Zoologia, Facultad de Biologia, Universidad Complutense, Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid, Spain . E-mail: subias@bio.ucm.es 3 Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran. E-mail: saboori@ut.ac.ir Abstract A new species of oribatid mite of the family Oppiidae Sellnick, 1937, Serratoppia iranica sp. nov. , is described from Iran. Also an identification key to all Serratoppia species is given. Key words: Acari, Oribatida, Oppiidae, Serratoppia iranica sp. nov. , Iran Introduction The genus Serratoppia was established by Sub R as and M R nguez in 1985, with Oppia serrata Mihel č i č , 1956 as the type species (Sub R as 2004). It can be recognized by the presence of two sclerotized apophyses on the anterior margin of the notogaster that run from the dorsosejugal suture to the basal part of the prodorsum, lines that more or less form a median cross on the basal half of the prodorsum and a uni-tridentate rostrum. Sub R as (2004) included six species in Serratoppia . In the present paper, the seventh species, S. iranica sp. nov. , is described from Mazandaran province, northern Iran. Serratoppia iranica sp. nov. (Figs. 1–3) Material examined Four specimens (holotype and three paratypes) were collected in Koliak village, Nowshahr city, Mazandaran province, Iran, from soils under deciduous forest trees, 36°7´N, 51°30´E, 1823 m above sea level, 29 September 2000, M.A. Akrami leg. The specimens are deposited in the Department of Plant Protection, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran. Diagnosis The new species is recognized by the tridentate rostrum, well-developed apophyses on the anterior margin of the notogaster that each have a well-developed lateral border, and clavate sensilli with six long radiating cilia and a long stalk. Description
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