A new species of the genus Prostigmaeus Kuznetzov (Trombidiformes: Stigmaeidae) from Turkey

Doğan S., Doğan S., Turk M. B.

SYSTEMATIC AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY, vol.25, pp.1075-1084, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.11158/saa.25.6.10
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1075-1084
  • Erzincan Binali Yildirim University Affiliated: Yes


A new species of the genus Prostigmaeus Kuznetzov (Stigmaeidae), P. amplius sp. nov. collected from soil, grassy soil and litter samples from Turkey, is described and illustrated. This species can be distinguished by having apodemal marking, one pair of extra and non-setose dorsal platelets, having humeral shields, suranal shield entire and genual setal formula 5(+1 kappa)-5(+1 kappa)-2-2. Comparison of the chaetotaxy and some morphological features of Prostigmaeus species are provided as tabular data, and an updated key to the species is presented here.