A new species and subgenus of Pachylaelaps Berlese from Turkey (Acari: Pachylaelapidae)

Ozbek H. H. , MASAN P.

ZOOTAXA, vol.4418, no.5, pp.481-492, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4418 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.4418.5.5
  • Journal Name: ZOOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.481-492
  • Erzincan Binali Yildirim University Affiliated: Yes


This paper reports on three interesting species of the mite family Pachylaelapidae from Turkey (Acari: Mesostigmata). A new subgenus Longipachys Masan & Ozbek, subgen. nov., with type species Pachylaelaps (Longipachylaelaps) anatolicus Ozbek, is erected in the genus Pachylaelaps Berlese. The description of P. anatolicus is extended to include females and males found in leaf litter in various habitats. A new species Pachylaelaps (Pachylaelaps) armiger sp. nov. is described, and compared with related species that have a polydentate chelicera. Pachylaelaps (Pachylaelaps) evansi Costa, 1971, a species previously reported from Israel, is recorded in Turkey for the first time.