Oribatid mites from deep soils of Hòn Chông limestone hills, Vietnam: the family Lohmanniidae (Acari: Oribatida), with the descriptions of Bedoslohmannia anneae n. gen., n. sp., and Paulianacarus vietnamese n. sp.

Nestor FERNANDEZ, Pieter THERON, Christine ROLLARD & Elio Rodrigo CASTILLO

en Zoosystema 36 (4) - Pages 771-787

Published on 26 December 2014

In this first work on the oribatid mite fauna of Hòn Chông limestone hills, Vietnam, we describe Bedoslohmannia anneae n. gen., n. sp. and Paulianacarus vietnamese n. sp., in both cases studied with optical microscopy. Bedoslohmannia n. gen. presents a very interesting “leg-folding process”, unusually shaped legs and significant notogastral neotrichy. Paulianacarus Balogh, 1960 is newly reported from Vietnam and P. vietnamese n. sp. is most similar to P. rugulosus Mahunka, 1995 from Thailand.


Acari, Oribatida, Lohmanniidae, Vietnam, new genus, new species.

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