Withius nanus Mahnert, 1988 (Pseudoscorpiones: Withiidae); A new record of phoresy on Goodwin’s brush-tailed mouse from Iran

Nassirkhani M Hamidi K      

Abstract

Pseudoscorpions are minute arachnids which can be found in various habitats such as leaf litter, under bark of trees, under stones, phoresy on other arthropods and etc. This finding of a phoresy of the pseuoscorpion, withius nanus Mahnert, 1988, which was attached to the body hairs of Goodwin’s brush-tailed mouse, Calomyscus elburzensis Goodwin, 1938, is the first record of the family Calomyscidae from Iran. In the present study, the redescription, measurements and illustrations of the species including the texts about its act of transporting are given.


MS Received Date:   2014-12-11  MS Accepted Date:  2015-01-18  MS Published Date:  2015-03-10
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Nassirkhani M, Hamidi K. "Withius nanus Mahnert, 1988 (Pseudoscorpiones: Withiidae); A new record of phoresy on Goodwin’s brush-tailed mouse from Iran" Journal of Zoology Studies 2.1 (2015): 13-21.
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Nassirkhani, M., Hamidi, K. (2015). Withius nanus Mahnert, 1988 (Pseudoscorpiones: Withiidae); A new record of phoresy on Goodwin’s brush-tailed mouse from Iran. Journal of Zoology Studies, 2(1), 13-21.
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Nassirkhani M, Hamidi K. Withius nanus Mahnert, 1988 (Pseudoscorpiones: Withiidae); A new record of phoresy on Goodwin’s brush-tailed mouse from Iran. Journal of Zoology Studies. 2015; 2(1): 13-21.
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