A new species of Japanese oribatid mite, Zachvatkinibates erimo sp. nov., showing sexual dimorphism (Acariformes: Oribatida: Punctoribatidae).

Affiliation

Science Research Center, Hosei University, Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-8160 Japan. [Email]

Abstract

A new species of oribatid mite, Zachvatkinibates erimo sp. nov., is described from a sandy beach in Hokkaido, North Japan. The new species exhibits a clear sexual dimorphism, showing enlarged areae porosae on the notogaster of the male. A key is provided to sexually dimorphic species of Zachvatkinibates.

Keywords

Acari, coastal vegetation, cold climate zone, Hokkaido, systematics,

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