Kleemannia dipankari (Bhattacharyya, 2004),

Masan, Peter, 2017, A revision of the family Ameroseiidae (Acari, Mesostigmata), with some data on Slovak fauna, ZooKeys 704, pp. 1-228: 1

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.704.13304

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:111A101E-7405-4C40-8F51-693957A64D97

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/18F01586-6842-99F3-F05A-802152E59A90

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scientific name

Kleemannia dipankari (Bhattacharyya, 2004)
status

comb. n.

Kleemannia dipankari (Bhattacharyya, 2004)  comb. n.

Ameroseius dipankari  Bhattacharyya, 2004: 2.

Ameroseius dispankari  (sic). - Moraza 2006: 165.

Ameroseius dipankari  . - Narita et al. 2013b: 2324.

Type depository.

Zoological Survey of India, Jhalamand, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

Type locality and habitat.

India, Rajasthan, semi-dried drainage system, decomposed grass litter.

Remarks.

Based on the illustrations given by Nasr and Abou-Awad (1986) for Kleemannia parplumosa  and Bhattacharyya (2004) for Kleemannia dipankari  , both species are remarkably similar in having nearly identical inverted U-shaped sculptural structure on the anterior portion of the epigynal shield. Adult females of only a few Kleemannia  species (namely dipankari  , plumea  and parplumosa  ) have been described as having this specific ornamentation structure. Other similarities include an elongate idiosoma; form and relative length of dorsal setae; relative size, shape and arrangement of ventral shields; and form of epistome, with lateral margins straight. Therefore, I suspect these two species to be conspecific. However, the illustration of Bhattacharyya (2004) shows the dorsal and ventral chaetotaxy to be quite dissimilar to those of K. parplumosa  in lacking two pairs of dorsal shield setae (s1 or z2, and s4), and a pair of opisthogastric setae (JV4), usually placed on soft integument close to lateral margins of ventrianal shield. However, I believe the complement of dorsal and opisthogastric setae to be the same as in K. parplumosa  , some setae being inadvertently omitted in its original description.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Ameroseiidae

Genus

Kleemannia

Loc

Kleemannia dipankari (Bhattacharyya, 2004)

Masan, Peter 2017
2017
Loc

Ameroseius dipankari

Berlese 1903
1903
Loc

Ameroseius dispankari

Berlese 1903
1903
Loc

Ameroseius dipankari

Berlese 1903
1903