Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim.
Volume 42, Number 2, June 2006
|Page(s)||109 - 125|
|Published online||15 February 2009|
Revisional study on water mites of the family Harpagopalpidae K. Viets, 1924 (Acari: Hydrachnidia), with descriptions of new species from Cameroon and Madagascar
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Three new species of the genus Harpagopalpus are described from Madagascar, allowing a redefinition of diagnostic character states of the monotypic family Harpagopalpidae, previously known only from Western Africa (two species) and India (one species. The separation of the subgenera Harpagopalpus and Harpagopalpellus is supported by new characters. Harpagopalpus octoporus K.Viets, 1924 and H. tetraporus K.Viets, 1924 are redescribed and a lectotype is designated of H. octoporus. A fourth new species is described from Cameroon, based on a male specimen erroneously considered to be the female of H. octoporus by K. Viets.
Key words: Diversity / tropical streams / Mouthpart morphology / systematics / Africa
© Université Paul Sabatier, 2006
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