Systematic & Applied Acarology
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An international journal of the Systematic and Applied Acarology Society, published since 1996


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Systematic & Applied Acarology (2005) 10, 41-60

Acroseius womersleyi gen. nov., sp. nov., a new genus and species of Uropodina from Australia (Acari: Trachytidae)

J. BŁOSZYK1, R. B. HALLIDAY2 & M. DYLEWSKA3
1 Department of Animal Taxonomy and Ecology, Institute of Environmental Biology, A. Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61-614, Pozna, Poland; e-mail: bloszyk@amu.edu.pl
2 CSIRO Entomology, GPO Box 1700, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia; e-mail: Bruce.Halliday@csiro.au
3 Natural History Collections, Faculty of Biology, A. Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61-614, Pozna
, Poland

Abstract

A new endemic Australian genus Acroseius gen. nov. (Acari: Trachytidae) is described, with type species Polyaspinus tuberculatus Womersley, 1961. Acroseius womersleyi sp. nov. is described, and differential diagnoses for the new genus and the two species of Acroseius are presented.

Key words: Acroseius womersleyi, Trachytidae, Australia

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