A contribution to the fauna of primitive oribatid mites of Turkey (Acari: Oribatida)

Abstract : 

In the present study primitive oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida: Macropylina) collected from the province of Sakarya were examined. Redescription and SEM images of two species Poecilochthonius italicus (Berlese, 1910) (Acari: Oribatida: Brachychthoniidae) and Hypochthonius luteus Oudemans, 1937 (Acari: Oribatida: Hypochthoniidae Berlese, 1910) were given. While H. luteus was previously known from Turkey, P. italicus (Berlese, 1910) and thereby family Brachychthoniidae Thor, 1934 are recorded for the first time in Turkey


Keyword : 

Acari, Oribatida, Brachychthoniidae, Hypochthoniidae, new records, Turkey


Author(s) : , T. Bezci, S. Karataş, G. Mengüloğlu, Ş. Baran
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