Albia (Albiella) ironicus , Smit, Harry, 2012

Smit, Harry, 2012, The genus Albia Thon from Australia, with the description of two new species (Acari: Hydrachidia: Aturidae), Zootaxa 3309, pp. 62-67: 63

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.212964

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scientific name

Albia (Albiella) ironicus
status

n. sp.

Albia (Albiella) ironicus  n. sp.

( Figs. 1–3View FIGURES 1 – 3)

Material examined. Holotype female, Packers Creek, Iron Range NP, Queenland, Australia, 9 -ix- 2000 (QM).

Diagnosis. Suture line of Cx- 3 / 4 perpendicularly to median suture line, Cxgl 4 posterior of suture line Cx- 3 / 4.

Description. Female: Idiosoma 985 long and 697 wide, anterior margin rounded. Suture line of Cx- 1 / 2 complete, other suture lines incomplete, not reaching lateral coxal margin. Cx- 2 / 3 ending posterior of median fusion point of Cx- 1 / 2. Cx- 3 / 4 perpendicularly to media suture line. L 1 and L 2 close to each other, located rather anteriorly at level of Cx- 3. Cxgl 4 located posterior of suture line of Cx- 3 / 4. Genital field 251 wide, genital plates with appoximately 30 acetabula (not all visible in illustration). Lengths of PI-PV: 36, 76, 48, 114, 34; PIV setose. Lengths of I-leg- 4-6: 90, 104, 102. Lengths of IV-leg- 4-6: 124, 134, 120. Swimming setae (number in brackets) on II-leg 4 (1), II-leg- 5 (4), III-leg- 4 (4), III-leg- 5 (4) and IV-leg- 4 (1 short seta).

Male: Unknown.

Etymology. Named after Iron Range National park.

Remarks. The combination of the suture lines of Cx- 3 / 4 perpendicularly to the median suture line and Cxgl 4 posterior of this suture line is not found in any other member of the subgenus Albiella  .