Notes on Olpiidae (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) from Iran: description of Cardiolpium bisetosum sp. nov. and redescription of Olpium omanense
Olpiidae (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) aus dem Iran: Beschreibung von Cardiolpium bisetosum sp. nov. und Olpium omanense
Recent collections of pseudoscorpions resulted in a first record and a new species from Iran. Olpium omanense Mahnert, 1991 originally described from Oman is recorded for the first time from Iran. Three congeneric species with similar morphometric characters and trichobothrial patterns, Olpium intermedium Beier, 1959, O. lindbergi Beier, 1959 and O. omanense can be separated by the setal numbers on the posterior margin of carapace and tergite I. Also, specimens reported as Olpium lindbergi Beier, 1951 from Pakistan were probably misidentified and belong to O. omanense. The new species Cardiolpium bisetosum sp. nov. is described based on males from Markazi province, western Iran. Morphometric data given in comparison to related species.
distribution, intraspecific variation, Middle East, morphometry, pseudoscorpions, taxonomy