Tydeus nieuwkerkeni, André, 2005

André, Henri M., 2005, In search of the true Tydeus (Acari, Tydeidae), Journal of Natural History 39 (13), pp. 975-1001: 993

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930400002838

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EB879B-FFA3-FFF2-FE2E-69848158FBD6

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Tydeus nieuwkerkeni
status

n. sp.

Tydeus nieuwkerkeni   n. sp.

( Figures 2D View Figure 2 , 3C View Figure 3 , 4C View Figure 4 , 5C View Figure 5 , 6C View Figure 6 , 11 View Figure 11 )

This description refers to the two other slides of Oudemans’ collection bearing the label ‘‘ Tydeus   spathulatus’’, that contain specimens from Renkum in the Netherlands. The habitus, leg chaetotaxy and other generic characters are similar to those of Tydeus spathulatus   . However, the species is undescribed and is characterized by three pairs of short, spatulate setae ( Figure 11A View Figure 11 ). These setae are shorter than homologous setae in spathulatus   (compare Figure 5C and E View Figure 5 ). Dorsal setae on genua are similar to those of spathulatus   but more serrate ( Figure 11C, D View Figure 11 ).

The length of the idiosoma (in M m) is 344¡74 (n 53) in females. NS(vi)527, NS(ep)518.

Another specimen of the species was collected in Samrée ( Belgium), from the bark of Fraxinus excelsior   along a road.

Designation of types

The five specimens from the slide with the data ‘‘Castanea sativa, Renkum bij Arnhem’’ were remounted separately and form the type-series. The slide with the original label contains the female holotype, the other four slides with new labels contain paratypes.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Acari

Family

Tydeidae

Genus

Tydeus