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



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.


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

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