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New and little known oribatid species from Kenya (Acari: Oribatida)

Keywords: Acari , Oribatida , new species , Kenya

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Two new (Megazetes lineatus and Hypozetes stellifer spp. nov.) and a little known oribatid species are describedfrom different regions in Kenya. Scapheremaeus hungarorum Mahunka, 1986 described originally from Tanzania is reported firsttime from this country. The three species discussed belong to three different families of Oribatida: Microzetidae, Tegoribatidaeand Cymbaeremaeidae, respectively. Some notes on the relationships of the new species and redescription of S. hungarorum arealso given. With 10 figures.

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