- Hugo-Coetzee E.A.
- Systematic and Applied Acarology
- 28(2): 394–404
The family Oripodidae is not well known in South Africa with only one species, Oripoda sumonyii, described
and recorded. This paper reports five genera from South and describes a new species, Cryptoribatula
austroafricana sp. nov., from yellow lichen on boulders on a beach. The new species differs from the other two
species from the genus mainly in the number of notogastral, genital and aggential setae. The male and female
of the new species differ slightly from each other. A generic diagnosis is provided as well as selected
characteristics of all Oripodidae genera.
Keywords: oripodid mites, South Africa, lichens, coast, sexual dimorphism.
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