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1 December 2008 The Ontogenetic Description of Three Crotoniid Mites (Acari: Oribatida: Crotoniidae) from the Australian Region
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The development of a new Tasmanian crotoniid species: Crotonia tasmanica sp. nov. is described and illustrated. The morphology of juvenile stages of two Australian moss mites: Crotonia ardala Luxton, 1987 and C. capistrata Luxton, 1987 is also presented. Immature and adult stages of the new species are compared with the most morphologically similar Brazilian species Crotonia camilae Łochyńska, 2008. Although both species possess two pairs of setae c and similar structure of posterior apophyses, there are a number of differences in length and structure of setae.

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Małgorzata Łochyńska "The Ontogenetic Description of Three Crotoniid Mites (Acari: Oribatida: Crotoniidae) from the Australian Region," Annales Zoologici 58(4), 831-855, (1 December 2008). https://doi.org/10.3161/000345408X396765
Received: 10 July 2008; Accepted: 1 September 2008; Published: 1 December 2008
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