Parafedrizzia buloloensis Womersley

Seeman, Owen D., 2007, Revision of the Fedrizziidae (Acari: Mesostigmata: Fedrizzioidea), Zootaxa 1480, pp. 1-55: 52

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.176844

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:23382C90-5574-495A-9989-9139CCFC4978

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/EC78715A-635F-FFA7-FF43-418CFC45F977

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scientific name

Parafedrizzia buloloensis Womersley
status

 

Parafedrizzia buloloensis Womersley  

Parafedrizzia buloloensis Womersley, 1959: 52   .

Type specimens. Holotype, F, PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Bulolo, 3.ix. 1954, H. Womersley, on passalid beetle in rotting log (N 1952466). In SAMA. Paratypes, 6 F, 7 M, same data as holotype (N 1952467 -N 1952479). In SAMA.

Other specimens. Queensland: F, M, Iron Range National Park, northern Qld, 20.vii. 1999, J. Skevington, ex Labienus inaequalis Gravely   ( S 74214 View Materials - 15). All specimens deposited in QM.

Diagnosis. Both sexes: idiosoma   940–970 long; anterior hyaline projection does not extend past CxI; ventrianal shield lineate-reticulate, smooth medially, marginal shields lineate-reticulate; pedofossae III present; CxIV-marginal suture present; distal spine-like process on palp femur absent; femur III and IV with small distal lamellae; femur IV not elongated. Female: sternal shield smooth; seta st 1 45–50 long, longer than base of tritosternum; setae st 2 33–47 long, setae st 3-4 28–35 long; lyrifissure stp 2 posterior of stp x; sternogynial shield smooth, anterior margin straight, flanked by 7–8 setae and no pores; seta h 1 without bulbous base. Male: sternoventrianal shield without suture behind genital opening; seta h 3 level with h 2.

Remarks. The holotype is in average condition. The best female paratype is N 1952472, the best male paratype is N 1952478. This species is similar to members of Fedrizzia   , except with a fused ventrianal-ventral shield. However, this character is a major difference; therefore, I tentatively retain its generic status. The specimens from Queensland is the first record of this species in Australia.

NEW

University of Newcastle

SAMA

South Australia Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Fedrizziidae

Genus

Parafedrizzia

Loc

Parafedrizzia buloloensis Womersley

Seeman, Owen D. 2007
2007
Loc

Parafedrizzia buloloensis

Womersley 1959: 52
1959