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31 January 2018 New records of water mites from Sri Lanka (Acari: Hydrachnidia) with the description of four new species
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Nine species of water mites (Acari, Hydrachnidia) were collected in 2017 from two rivers in Sri Lanka. One genus, i.e. Srilankurus, and four species, i.e Atractides biesiadkai, Axonopsis srilankensis, Brachypodopsis mirkae and Srilankurus biprojectus are described as new for science; Monatractides pinapalpis (Cook, 1967), a species so far known from India only, is reported as new for the fauna of Sri Lanka. The number of water mites known from Sri Lanka now tallies 60 species.

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Vladimir Pešić, Andrzej Zawal, Harry Smit, and Aleksandra Bańkowska "New records of water mites from Sri Lanka (Acari: Hydrachnidia) with the description of four new species," Systematic and Applied Acarology 23(1), 178-195, (31 January 2018). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.23.1.14
Received: 26 October 2017; Accepted: 10 January 2018; Published: 31 January 2018
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