Contributions to the knowledge of the mite genus Stigmaeus Koch, 1836 (Acari: Stigmaeidae) of Turkey

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European Journal of Taxonomy, vol.2017, no.307, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2017 Issue: 307
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5852/ejt.2017.307
  • Journal Name: European Journal of Taxonomy
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Description, Mite, New record, New species, Stigmaeus, Taxonomy, Turkey
  • Erzincan Binali Yildirim University Affiliated: Yes


© 2017, Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle. All rights reserved.Based on the mite specimens collected within the scope of a study on Erzincan (Turkey) mite biodiversity, two species of the genus Stigmaeus are described and illustrated here: S. bifurcus sp. nov. as new to science and S. miandoabiensis Bagheri & Zarei, 2012 as a new record for Turkey. Some morphological abnormalities in the new species are noted. The deutonymph of S. miandoabiensis is described for the first time in this study. Discovery of this stage from soil and litter under Pinus sylvestris in Turkey adds more data to our knowledge of the species.