Neumania (Lemienia) australica, Smit, 2021

Smit, Harry, 2021, The water mite genusNeumania Lebert, 1879 in Australia (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Acarologia 61 (2), pp. 479-485: 480

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.24349/acarologia/20214446

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D47329-C33B-B165-FE3A-377BFA31F874

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Marcus

scientific name

Neumania (Lemienia) australica
status

n. sp.

Neumania (Lemienia) australica   n. sp.

Zoobank: 9827A63C-A485-4D1B-A8BE-D69931A285FF

(Fig. 1A – E, 2)

Material examined — Holotype male, Maitland River , pools, at crossing with NW Coastal Highway, Western Australia, Australia, 20°51.005 ′ S 116°36.608 ′ E, alt. 8 m asl, 31 Jan. 2019 ( WAM) GoogleMaps   . Paratypes: ten females ( WAM), 11 females ( RMNH), same data as holotype ; one male, two females, pool in Weetootla Creek, Gammon Ranges NP, South Australia, 24 Oct. 2001 ( SAM); two males, Onkaparinga River at Sundews Trail, South Australia, Australia, 35°09.478 ′

S 138°34.791 ′ E, alt. 95 m asl, 6 Apr. 2008 ( RMNH).

Other material. Northern Territory. 2/7/0, pools upstream of Waterfall Creek, Kakadu

NP, 13°25.762 ′ S 132°25.089 ′ E, 25 July 1994. Western Australia. 2/5/0, pool Lennard

River, Windjana Gorge NP, Kimberley, 9 Sept. 1998 ; 1/0/0, pool Lennard Gorge, Kimberley, 10 Sept. 1998 ; 1/1/0, pool Manning Gorge Falls, Kimberley, 13 Sept. 1998 ; 2/29/1, pool Amalia

Gorge, El Questro Station, Kimberley, 16 Sept. 1998 ; 7/11/0, pools in creek at Old Halls

Creek, S of Halls Creek, 26 Sept. 1998 ; 1/1/0, Geikie Gorge, western side, Geikie Gorge NP, 18°7 ′ 23.92 ″ S 125°39 ′ 42.47 ″ E, 28 Sept. 1998. Queensland. 12/13/0, Mt Carbine Dam, Mt Carbine, 16°32.019 ′ S 145°07.525 ′ E, alt. 358 m asl, 14 Oct. 2005 ; 3/5/0, Porcupine Creek, Porcupine NP, 20°21.039 ′ S 144°27.852 ′ E, 23 Oct. 2005 ; 1/3/0, rockpool Porcupine Creek, Porcupine Gorge NP, 20°21.039 ′ S 144°27.852 ′ E, 23 Oct. 2005 ; 1/0/0, Yabba Creek at Peach Trees Campground, Jimna, 26°38.251 ′ S 152°26.924 ′ E, alt. 465 m asl, 2 Nov. 2005.

Diagnosis — Male: IV-leg-6 bowed, IV-leg-5 with a distinct ventral indentation, anterior to this indentation a bowed stout seta, IV-leg-6 relatively short.

Description — Male: Idiosoma with very fine papillae, yellowish, 446 (470 – 518) long and 340 (381 – 405) wide, ventrally 454 (486 – 502) long. Apodemes of anterior coxae extending onto Cx-IV. Suture line Cx-III/IV incomplete. Area between the coxae lightly sclerotized. Gonopore ellipsoid, 61 long. Genital field with 7 – 8 pairs of acetabula, one of these distinctly

WAM

Western Australian Museum

RMNH

National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis

SAM

South African Museum