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25 June 2013 Phylogenetic and biogeographic analysis of the genus Caribeacarus (Acari : Opilioacarida), with description of a new South American species
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The mite order Opilioacarida is widely distributed in the tropical and sub-tropical zones of the world, where it is rare and poorly known. On the American continent only two genera, 14 species and one subspecies are known. This work aimed to describe a new species of Caribeacarus from the state of Pará, in the eastern part of the Brazilian Amazon. A phylogenetic analysis of the species in this genus is also presented, and interpreted along with the historical biogeography of this genus in Central and South America. A key to the species of Caribeacarus is provided.

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Leopoldo Ferreira de Oliveira Bernardi, Fernando Augusto Barbosa Silva, Mauricio Sergio Zacarias, Hans Klompen, and Rodrigo Lopes Ferreira "Phylogenetic and biogeographic analysis of the genus Caribeacarus (Acari : Opilioacarida), with description of a new South American species," Invertebrate Systematics 27(3), 294-306, (25 June 2013). https://doi.org/10.1071/IS12041
Received: 25 March 2012; Accepted: 1 February 2013; Published: 25 June 2013
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