Systematic & Applied Acarology
ISSN 1362-1971
An international journal of the Systematic and Applied Acarology Society, published since 1996

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Systematic & Applied Acarology (2007) 12, 7379.

New distributional records and redescriptions of oriental ptyctimous mites (Acari, Oribatida) of the Oriental Region


Department of Animal Taxonomy and Ecology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznan.



In 25 additional localities from Oriental Region 32 of the hitherto known species of ptyctimous mites (Acari, Oribatida) were collected. The new localities permit a more precise determination of the geographical distribution ranges of eleven species, usually extending their ranges, and prompted change in the zoogeographical element of some species. Additional morphological descriptions for three species, Oribotritia corporaali (Oudemans, 1926), Acrotritia divida (Mahunka, 1991), Notophthiracarus lienhardi Mahunka, 1996 are given.

Key words: new records, Acari, Ptyctima


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