First record of the genus Crinitodiscus Sellnick, 1931 in Romania with the descriptionof Crinitodiscus kolcsari sp. nov. (Acari: Uropodina: Discourellidae)


Abstract: The first Romanian species of the genus Crinitodiscus Sellnick, 1931 is described and illustrated on the basis of two collected females. The new species differs from the other members of the genus by the V-shaped anterior process on the female genital shield and the ridged anterior margin of the postdorsal shield. The Crinitodiscus species were previously reported only from the East Mediterranean region. This occurrence represents the first Central European data on the genus.

Keywords: Acari, Uropodina, Crinitodiscus, new species, Romania

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