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Plonaphacarus species (Acari, Oribatida, Phthiracaridae) from China with descriptions of two new species and a key to Chinese species

Dong Liu, Donghui Wu


Two new species of oribatid mite family Phthiracaridae, Plonaphacarus projectus sp. nov. and Plonaphacarus spiniformis sp. nov., are described from China. New data about Plonaphacarus kugohi (Aoki, 1959) and an updated identification key to all known Chinese species of the genus Plonaphacarus are provided.


soil mites, ptyctimous mites, morphology, systematics, Oriental and Palaearctic Regions


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