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New members of our fauna

saras  21st February 2020

A new species from the genus Ernogamasus (Mesostigmata, Parasitidae) was described based on adults found in a litter of beech forests in Poloniny National Park (Witaliński & Fenďa 2020):

" Ernogamasus papilio Witaliński et Fenďa, 2020

Ernogamasus papilio

saras  26th July 2019

A new species from the genus Cosmolaelaps (Mesostigmata, Laelapidae) was described based on adults found in a mixed ant colony of Lasius umbratus (Nylander, 1846) infiltrated by another congeneric species, Lasius fuliginosus (Latreille, 1798) in Burda Mts (Mašán & Babaeian 2019):

" Cosmolaelaps ekaterinae Mašán et Babaeian, 2019

Holostaspis ambigua

saras  29th April 2019

Revision of the genus Holostaspis (Mesostigmata, Laelapidae) reveals one new species and two first findings for fauna of Slovakia (Babaeian et al. 2019):

" Holostaspis ambigua Babaeian, Mašán et Halliday, 2019
" Holostaspis collina (Huhta & Karg, 2010)
" Holostaspis flexuosa (Michael, 1891)

Holostaspis ambigua




Peter Gajdoš, Ľudmila Černecká, Valerián Franc & Anna Šestáková: Spiders of Slovakia [Pavúky Slovenska]. Hardback | March 2018 | ISBN: 978-80-224-1618-4 | 172 pages | Publisher: VEDA, vydavateľstvo SAV | Colour photographs.



PhDs in Arachnology

Arachnology Ph.D Programs are available in:


Comenius University
in Bratislava, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Zoology

Mesostigmata (contact P. Fenďa)

Pseudoscorpiones (contact J. Christophoryová)

FAPPZ Praha Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Department of Agroecology and Biometeorology

Araneae (contact S. Korenko)

saras  year 2018

The year 2018 brings new mite species described from Slovakia (Mašán 2018), six first findings of spiders (Gajdoš et al. 2018) and one first record of pseudoscorpions in the fauna of Slovakia (Červená et al. 2018) were published.

Pachyseius subhumeralis Mašán, 2018 (Mesostigmata, Pachylaelapidae)

saras  year 2017

The year 2017 brings new mite species described from Slovakia (Mašán 2017). Moreover, two first findings of spiders for Slovakia (Šestáková et al. 2017), two first records of pseudoscorpions (Krajčovičová et al. 2017, Krajčovičová & Christophoryová 2017) and 14 first records of mesostigs in the fauna of Slovakia (Mašán 2017, Hrúzová et al. 2017, Hrúzová & Fenďa 2017a, b) were published.

Ameroseius renatae Mašán, 2017 (Mesostigmata, Ameroseiidae)

saras  year 2016

The year 2016 brings two new species of arachnids described from Slovakia (Mašán & Halliday 2016, Miko 2016a) and 17 first findings of oribatid mite species (Miko 2016b, c) and 3 first findings of mesostigs in the fauna of Slovakia (Kalúz 2016).

Hoploseius oblongus Mašán et Halliday, 2016 (Mesostigmata, Blattisociidae)
Damaeus lupus Miko, 2016 (Oribatida, Damaeidae)

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