Contribution to the knowledge of Geminoppia (Acari, Oribatida, Oppiidae), with description of a new species from South Africa

Keywords: oppiid mites, systematics, morphology, Afrotropical region.

Abstract

A new species of the genus Geminoppia (Oribatida, Oppiidae) is described from moss of Hogsback State Forest, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Geminoppia amatholensis sp. n. differs from its related species Geminoppia maior comb. n. by the absence of discidium and the presence of very long notogastral seta h1. Summarized generic traits, an identification key, distribution and habitats of all known species of Geminoppia are presented.

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Published
2021-08-16
How to Cite
ErmilovS. G., Hugo-CoetzeeE., & KhaustovA. (2021). Contribution to the knowledge of Geminoppia (Acari, Oribatida, Oppiidae), with description of a new species from South Africa. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 67(3), 211-222. https://doi.org/10.17109/AZH.67.3.211.2021