A New Species of the Genus Isobactrus(Acari : Halacaridae)from Ponape, Micronesia, with a Special Reference to Infrageneric Character State Distribution

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Abstract

A new species of the genus Isobactrus is described from Ponape Island under the name of Isobactrus ponapensis sp. nov. The new species closely resembles I. pacificus Bartsch, 1989 and I. luxtoni Bartsch, 1992. But, I. ponapensis is distinguished from these two species by the anal foramen placed partly on the striated membranous cuticle and the absence of outlying perigenital setae in the male. The genus Isobactrus is recorded from Micronesia for the first time. Character state distribution for 22 diagnostic characters in the genus is also given. Isobactrus species from the Mid-Pacific region are uniquely characterized by the absence of the lateral seta on the third coxal region and by having two setae on the first genu.

Journal

  • Species Diversity

    Species Diversity 1(1), 17-29, 1996-09-27

    Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110002336609
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11114903
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    13421670
  • NDL Article ID
    4080109
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR4(科学技術--生物学--動物)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-W570
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  NII-ELS 
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