oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Gamaselliphis, a new subgenus of the genus Cyrtolaelaps Berlese (Acarina: Mesostigmata: Rhodacarridae)

Volume 15, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



The new subgenus Gamaselliphis is regarded as belonging to the genus Cyrtolaelaps sens. lat. Gamaselliphis is characterized by the fact that the ventri-anal shield is fused with the posterior dorsal shield in both sexes. Five new species of Gamaselliphis from South Africa are descriptionbed, viz. G. potchefseroomensis (subgenotype), grahamstowni, lawrencei, cathkini and montanellus.

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