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      A taxonomic study on the genus Tectodamaeus Aoki (Acari, Oribatida, Damaeidae), with description of two new species from China

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          Two new species of the genus Tectodamaeus from Yunnan and Anhui Province respectively, China are described, Tectodamaeus daliensis sp. n., Tectodamaeus longus sp. n. Nine new combinations, Tectodamaeus costanotus (Wang & Norton) comb. n., Tectodamaeus exspinosus (Wang & Norton) comb. n., Tectodamaeus wulongensis (Wang & Cui) comb. n., Tectodamaeus brevisetus (Wang) comb. n., Tectodamaeus spiniger (Wang) comb. n., Tectodamaeus exsertus (Wang) comb. n., Tectodamaeus yaoi (Wang) comb. n., Tectodamaeus furcatus (Wang & Lu) comb. n., Tectodamaeus cuii (Wang & Lu) comb. n. are presented. The subgenus Damaeus (Tectodamaeus) as a genus in the oribatid mite family Damaeidae was reestablished. A key is given to distinguish all the species of the genus. Th e type specimens of the new species are deposited in the Institute of Entomology, Guizhou University (IEGU).

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          ZooKeys
          ZK
          Pensoft Publishers
          1313-2970
          1313-2989
          September 23 2009
          September 23 2009
          : 21
          : 73-82
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          10.3897/zookeys.21.200
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