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Pentapalpidae, a new family of eupodoid mites (Prostigmata: Eupodoidea) from South Africa

Olivier, P.A.S. and Theron, P.D.


1999 - Volume: 40 Issue: 4 pages: 385-392


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Pentapalpus unguempodius Pentapalpidae Rhagidiidae South Africa

Abstract

A new family of mites, Pentapalpidae, and a new genus and species, Pentapalpus unguempodius, are described from various soil habitats in South Africa. The Pentapalpidae are compared with the Rhagidiidae, to which they are closely related. The distinguishing characteristics are described.

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Date accepted:
1999-09
Date published:
2000-10-20

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© 1999 Olivier, P.A.S. and Theron, P.D.

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