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Three new species of Macrocheles (Acari, Gamasida, Macrochelidae) associated with 3-toed sloths, Bradypus spp (Edentata, Bradypodidae), in Brazil and Surinam

Krantz, G.W.


1983 - Volume: 24 Issue: 1 pages: 3-12


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Systematic phoresy Macrochelid pisentii s. g. Robustvlvs s. g. coevolution

Abstract

Descriptions are presented of three new species of Macrocheles collected from 3-toed sloths (Bradypus spp.) and/or from scarabaeine beetles associated with these arboreal edentates. The position of the mites in the slothscarab system is discussed

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1983-02-28

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© 1983 Krantz, G.W.

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