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Watermites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from New Guinea: descriptions of nine new species of a Austrailiobates Lundblad and first records of Dropursa Cook and Coaustraliobates Lundblad

Wiles, P.R.

1997 - Volume: 38 Issue: 2 pages: 165-180


Acari Hydrachnida watermites Australiobates Coaustraliobates Dropursa New Guinea


Nine new Australiobates species from New Guinea are described and first records are reported for Dropursa babinda Cook, 1986, Coaustraliobates minor (Lundblad, 1947) and Coaustraliobates longipalpis (Lundblad, 1947). The importance of secondary sclerotization and plate development are discussed.

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