Endemism and cryptogenesis in 'segmented' mites: A review of Australian Alicorhagiidae, Terpnacaridae, Oehserchestidae and Grandjeanicidae (Acari : sarcoptiformes)

Walter, D. E. (2001) Endemism and cryptogenesis in 'segmented' mites: A review of Australian Alicorhagiidae, Terpnacaridae, Oehserchestidae and Grandjeanicidae (Acari : sarcoptiformes). Australian Journal of Entomology, 40 3: 207-218. doi:10.1046/j.1440-6055.2001.00226.x


Author Walter, D. E.
Title Endemism and cryptogenesis in 'segmented' mites: A review of Australian Alicorhagiidae, Terpnacaridae, Oehserchestidae and Grandjeanicidae (Acari : sarcoptiformes)
Journal name Australian Journal of Entomology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1326-6756
Publication date 2001-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1046/j.1440-6055.2001.00226.x
Open Access Status
Volume 40
Issue 3
Start page 207
End page 218
Total pages 12
Editor P. G. Allsopp
Place of publication Carlton, Australia
Publisher Blackwell Science Asia
Language eng
Subject C1
270504 Invertebrate Biology
270501 Animal Systematics, Taxonomy and Phylogeny
780105 Biological sciences
Abstract Endeostigmata are early derivative acariform mites, fossils of which are known from the Devonian. Extant species bear numerous plesiomorphies, the most striking being remnant opisthosomal segmentation. Also, many are all-female parthenogens with broad geographical distributions. Many of the species reported in the present study may represent clones of ancient Gondwana species. Before the present study only a handful of endeostigmatans had been reported from Australia. A key to the families of Endeostigmata is provided in the present paper, along with a review of the Australian fauna of the families Alicorhagiidae (new record), Grandjeanicidae (new record), Oehserchestidae (new record), and Terpnacaridae. Terpnacarus gibbosus (Womersley) is redescribed. A report of the first records of the cosmopolitan parthenogens Alicorhagia usitata Theron et al., Alycosmesis palmata (Oudemans), Stigmalychus veretrum Theron et al., Terpnacarus carolinaensis Theron, and Oehserchestes arboriger (Theron) in Australia is provided, along with a description of the new species Grandjeanicus theroni (Grandjeanicidae). Terpnacarus variolus Shiba and T. glebulentus Theron are junior synonyms of T. gibbosus.
Keyword Entomology
Acari
Cryptogenic
Endeostigmata
Evolution
Parthenogenesis
Sub-antarctic Islands
Acariformes
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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