Shtanchaeva U.Ya.1, Subias L.S.2, Ermilov S.G.3*, Orobitg J.4 2012. Collection of oribatid mites from southern Portugal, with description of a new species of Oribatula (Acari: Oribatida: Oribatulidae) // Acarina. Vol.20. No.1: 8–19 [in English].

1 Caspian Institute of Biological Resources, Daghestan Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sci­ences, Makhachkala 376000, Russia; e-mail:

2 Complutense University, Madrid E-28040, Spain; e-mail:

3 Nizhniy Novgorod Referral Center of the Federal service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Inspection, Nizhniy Novgorod 603107, Russia; e-mail:

4 Universitat de Lleida, Lleida E-25003, Spain; e-mail:

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ABSTRACT: In the course of studies of oribatid mites from 12 localities of southern Portugal we found representatives of 121 spe­cies, 77 genera, and 45 families, of which 63 species/subspecies are registered for the first time for Portugal. A checklist, collection localities and known distribution of these species are presented. A new species, Oribatula polytuberculata sp. n., is described and illustrated; it is clearly distinguishable from all other species of the genus by having a tuberculate notogastral surface.

KEY WORDS: Oribatida, Oribatula, new species, fauna, checklist, southern Portugal.

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