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Revista mexicana de biodiversidad

On-line version ISSN 2007-8706Print version ISSN 1870-3453


PALACIOS-VARGAS, José G.; ORTEGA, Cesáreo  and  IGLESIAS, Ricardo. A new species of Protobelba (Acari: Oribatei: Damaeidae) from Costa Rica. Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2021, vol.92, e923310.  Epub Oct 25, 2021. ISSN 2007-8706.

This paper describes and illustrates Protobelba retanai sp. nov. with specimens from Costa Rica. This is the second species of the Protobelba genus in the world and the first one described for Costa Rica. It presents spine adnata; sensillum attenuated with fine barbulation in the distal third; epimeral quetotaxia 3-1-3-4; in the genital plate, setae g3 and g5 are displaced laterally, and femur of leg III with 5 setae.

Keywords : Taxonomy; Central America; Chaetotaxy.

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