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New Oppiid Species (Acari, Oribatida, Oppiidae) from Romanian Caves

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Author(s): Neculai Alexandru Vasiliu | Otilia Ivan

Journal: Travaux de l'Institut de Speologie Emile Racovitza
ISSN 0301-9187

Volume: 50;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 3;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: oribatid mites | Oppiidae | new species | caves | Romania.

ABSTRACT
Three new species of the family Oppiidae Grandjean, 1951 are described inthis paper, as result of study of the faunistic material collected from some Romanian caves: Lasiobelba (Lasiobelba) pontica n. sp., Lauroppia incognita n. sp. and Moritzoppia guanicola n. sp. The genus Lasiobelba is recorded for the first time in Romanian fauna, as well as Ramusella (Rectoppia) fasciata sahariensis (Hammer, 1975), for which some complementary characters are given.
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