Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

FNZ 7 - Cryptostigmata (Arachnida: Acari) - Abstract

Luxton, M 1985. Cryptostigmata (Arachnida: Acari) - a concise review. Fauna of New Zealand 7, 112 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ; no. 07. ISBN 0-477-06762-X (print), ). Published 08 Dec 1985


Three hundred and sixty-six species of Cryptostigmata (= Oribatei or Oribatida) in 160 genera and 58 families are recorded from the New Zealand region. Four new families are proposed (Māorizetidae, Austrachipteriidae, Onychobatidae, Ramsayellidae), and six new genera are erected (Baioppia, Campbelloppia, Nesoppia, Pravoppia, Paraphysobates, Sicaxylobates). Keys are provided to all species; these are supported by figures explaining morphology, habitus figures representing all genera, and notes on distribution, biogeography, morphology, and techniques.

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