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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saa.19.2.8

Phthiracarus species from China with descriptions of three new species (Acari: Oribatida: Phthiracaridae)

ZHEN NI, DONG LIU

Abstract


The genus Phthiracarus (Acari: Oribatida: Phthiracaridae) was represented by nine species in China prior to this work. In this paper, eight species of Phthiracarus are identified, including three new species (Phthiracarus fujianensis sp. nov., Phthiracarus sichuanensis sp. nov. and Phthiracarus yunnanensis sp. nov.), and two newly recorded species from China. Some remarks on known and newly recorded species from China are presented. A key to Chinese known species of Phthiracarus is also provided.

Keywords


Soil mites, Oribatida, Phthiracaridae, Phthiracarus, new species, new record, key, China

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