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New faunistic and taxonomic data on oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) of Vietnam

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From the journal Biologia


A new species of Fijibates (Oribatida: Scheloribatidae) is described from mixed forest of Bi Dup–Nui Ba National Park (Vietnam) where it was found in semidecayed leaves on trees. Fijibates problematicus sp. n. differs from all species of the genus by the presence of tutoria and interlamellar setae with swollen tips distally (vs. tutoria absent, interlamellar setae simple). The supplementary redescription of Scheloribates papillarisTseng, 1984 is presented, based on Vietnamese specimens collected from mixed forest of Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve where it was found in semidecayed leaves on trees. The genera Trhypochthoniellus, Eremaeozetes and Pseudocarabodes and species Eremella induta Berlese, 1913, Eremaeozetes lineatus Mahunka, 1985, Pseudocarabodes xenus Mahunka, 1991, Yoshiobodes (Yoshiobodes) nakatamarii (Aoki, 1973), Zetorchella sottoetgarciai (Corpuz-Raros, 1979) and Punctoribates insignis Berlese, 1910 are recorded for the first time in Vietnam. The family Nodocepheidae, genus Nodocepheus and species Trhypochthoniellus longisetus (Berlese, 1904), Tyrphonothrus albulus (Hammer, 1972), Nodocepheus dentatus Hammer, 1958 and Liebstadia (Liebstadia) pannonica (Willmann, 1951) are recorded for the first time in the Oriental region.


I cordially thank Dr. Ilya Smelyansky (Siberian Environmental Centre, Novosibirsk, Russia) and one anonymous reviewer for the valuable comments, Prof. Dr. Vladimir Pešíć (University of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro) for Vietnamese oribatid mite material and Dr. Alexander E. Anichkin (Institute of Ecological and Evolutionary Problems, RAS, Moscow, Russia) for sampling assistance. The study on the Vietnamese oribatid mite fauna was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project 14-04-31183 mol a to Dr. S.G. Ermilov).


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Received: 2015-12-2
Accepted: 2016-1-26
Published Online: 2016-5-15
Published in Print: 2016-5-1

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