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, 147-151

The first description of a female of the enigmatic water mite genus Pollicipalpus from Australia (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Unionicolidae)


Zoological Museum, University of Amsterdam, Plantage Middenlaan 64, 1018 DH Amsterdam, The Netherlands.



The first description is given of a female of the water mite genus Pollicipalpus K. Viets. Females were collected from the Northern Territory, Australia.

Key words: Acari, Hydrachnidia, Pollicipalpus, first description female, Australia


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