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Reinstatement of Metatarsonemus Attiah (Acari: Tarsonemidae), with description of a new species, redefinition of the genus and a key to the world species

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Lofego, Antonio Carlos [1] ; Cerqueira Cavalcante, Ana Cristina [2] ; Demite, Peterson Rodrigo [3, 4] ; Rezende, Jose Marcos [1] ; Ochoa, Ronald [5] ; De Moraes, Gilberto Jose [3]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Dept Zool & Bot, BR-15054000 Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Amazonas UFAM, ICET, BR-69103128 Itacoatiara, Amazonas - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, ESALQ, Dept Entomol & Acarol, BR-13418900 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Mato Grosso UFMT, Programa Posgrad Zool, IB, BR-78060900 Cuiaba, Mato Grosso - Brazil
[5] ARS, USDA, Systemat Entomol Lab, Beltsville, MD 20705 - USA
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 4711, n. 2, p. 307-329, DEC 16 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

A new species, Metatarsonemus caissara Lofego \& Cavalcante sp. nov., is described based on females and males collected on Eugenia umbelliflora O. Berg. (Myrtaceae) from Atlantic Forest areas of Sao Paulo State, Brazil. Metatarsonemus Attiah is reinstated as a genus based on apomorphic attributes which are recovered through examination of specimens of the new species herein described, in addition to specimens of M. simplicissimus Attiah and M. megasolenidii Lofego \& Ochoa. A cladistic analysis tentatively indicates that the Metatarsonemus lineage is sister group to a lineage comprising the genera complex Daidalotarsonemus+Ceratotarsonemus+Excelsotarsonemus in sharing four homoplasious apomorphic attributes. A dichotomous key is provided for identification of the species of this genus described so far. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/08941-3 - Mites associated with native Myrtaceae in the Atlantic Forest, with emphasis on the family Phytoseiidae, including an updated version of its world catalog
Grantee:Peterson Rodrigo Demite
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 19/09973-8 - Study of the Tarsonemidae mites (Acari: Prostigmata) deposited in the Adam Mickiewicz University Mite Collection, Poznan, Poland
Grantee:José Marcos Rezende
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 16/16779-5 - Study of Tarsoneminae mites (Acari: Tarsonemidae) deposited in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), and use of CLSM and LT-SEM techniques for new interpretation of morphological characters
Grantee:José Marcos Rezende
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 15/19867-0 - Investigating the phylogeny of Tarsoneminae CANESTRINI & Fanzago, 1877 (Acari: Tarsonemidae): use of electronic (LT-SEM) and confocal (CLSM) microscopies on the inclusion of new genera and reinterpretation of characters
Grantee:José Marcos Rezende
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate