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29 July 2022 Revision of the African chigger genus Austracarus (Acariformes: Trombiculidae: Leeuwenhoekiinae)
Alexandr A. Stekolnikov
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The African genus Austracarus Lawrence, 1949 was revised based on type specimens and literature data. Two species were transferred to this genus from Acomatacarus Ewing, 1942A. gateri (Radford, 1942) and A. theileri Radford, 1947. Re-descriptions of these species based on their holotypes and one topotypic specimen were prepared. Two species were re-described based on their paratypes—Austracarus procaviae Lawrence, 1949 and A. dendrohyracis (Vercammen-Grandjean, 1957). The monotypic genus Austrombicula Lawrence, 1949 was synonymized with Austracarus. An updated diagnosis and a key to species of Austracarus are provided.

Alexandr A. Stekolnikov "Revision of the African chigger genus Austracarus (Acariformes: Trombiculidae: Leeuwenhoekiinae)," Systematic and Applied Acarology 27(8), 1596-1617, (29 July 2022).
Received: 24 December 2021; Accepted: 1 March 2022; Published: 29 July 2022
Afrotropical realm
chigger mites
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