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Systematic & Applied Acarology (2003) 8, 107-130
A review of the family Barbutiidae (Acari: Raphignathoidea), with the description of two new species from Australia
QING-HAI FAN 1, DAVID E. WALTER 2 & HEATHER C. PROCTOR 3
1College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China; firstname.lastname@example.org
2Department of Zoology and Entomology & CRC for Tropical Plant Protection, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Qld 4072, Australia; E-mail: D.Walter@mailbox.uq.edu.au
3Australian School of Environmental Studies, Griffith University, Nathan, Qld 4111, Australia; current address: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada; E-mail: email@example.com
The poorly known family Barbutiidae is one of the most mysterious groups in the Prostigmata. We review the family at the world level, synonymize the genus Namibarbutia with Molothrognathus of the family Caligonellidae, describe the first Australian representatives of the family, Barbutia australia sp. nov. and B. longinqua sp. nov., provide diagnostic characters, habitats and distributions for each of the four known species, and give a key to all species.
Key words: Acari, Barbutiidae, Barbutia, new species, Australia
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