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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3682.2.10

Two new species of Austrophthiracarus (Acari: Oribatida: Phthiracaridae) from New Zealand

DONG LIU, ZHI-QIANG ZHANG

Abstract


The genus Austrophthiracarus (Acari: Oribatida: Phthiracaridae) was represented in New Zealand by four species prior to this work. In this paper, two new species of Austrophthiracarus are described from the South Island, New Zealand: Aus-trophthiracarus cronadun sp. nov. collected near Cronadun, Buller and Austrophthiracarus tawhai sp. nov. from Catlins State Forest, Otago. A key to all known species of Austrophthiracarus in New Zealand is provided.


Keywords


Ptyctimous mites, Oribatida, Phthiracaridae, Austrophthiracarus, new species, New Zealand

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