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A new genus and two new species of Opilioacaridae (Acari: Parasitiformes) from Amazonia, Brazil with a key to world genera

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Magdalena Vazquez, Ma [1] ; De Araujo, Marcel Santos [2] ; Fazzio Feres, Reinaldo Jose [3]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Quintana Roo, Div Ciencias & Ingn, Chetmal, Quintana Roo - Mexico
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, IBILCE, Dept Zool & Bot, Programa Posgrad Biol Anim, BR-15054000 Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Inst Biociencias Letras & Ciencias Exatas IBILCE, Dept Zool & Bot, BR-15054000 Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 3814, n. 2, p. 151-176, JUN 9 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 9

Collections of Opilioacaridae made close to 50 years ago in Manaus in the Amazonian Region have allowed the description of a new genus and two new species from Brazil, Amazonacarus setosus n. gen, n. sp. and A. paraensis n. gen, n. sp. These species show a unique combination of characters in the Opilioacaridae: a high number of foliate setae (10) on the palp tarsus with each seta bearing many lobes (6-7), a group of large, serrate setae (26-31) on the palp tibia (this group of setae is much smaller in other species), and 5-7 dorsal setae on idiosomal segment XVIII. Indiacarus and some Opilioacarus show 3-5 setae on segment XVIII, but these genera (and Caribeacarus) have fewer foliate setae on the palp (3-4). Females of Amazonacarus have an ovipositor of the ``complex{''} type, with spiny projections and 2-4 genital setae, while males have two pairs of rounded, large glands. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/23824-6 - Taxonomic review and phylogenetic analysis of Opilioacaridae With and Neothyridae Lehtinen (Acari: Parasitiformes)
Grantee:Marcel Santos de Araújo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate