Ermilov S.G.1, Martens J.2 2014. A new species of Perscheloribates (Acari, Oribatida, Scheloribatidae) from Nepal with a key to all species of the genus from the Oriental Region // Acarina. Vol.22. No.1: 14–19 [in English].

1 Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia; e-mail:

2 Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany; e-mail:

ABSTRACT: A new species of oribatid mites, Perscheloribates nepalensis sp. n. (Scheloribatidae), is described from Nepal. This species is morphologically similar to P. interlamellaris Ermilov, Chatterjee et Marshall, 2013 from Brunei. However, it differs from the latter by the presence of only one pair of notogastral setae p1, rudimentary parts of translamellar line and a short basal part of prolamellar lines, absence of exobothridial setae and barbs on sensilli, and the distance between lamellar setae. An identification key to subgenera and species of Perscheloribates from the Oriental region is provided.

KEY WORDS: oribatid mites, Perscheloribates, new species, key, Nepal, Oriental region.

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