Australian Museum Journal A review of the genus Pedocortesella Hammer in Australia (Acarina: Cryptostigmata: Pedrocortsellidae)

Shortform:
Hunt, 1996, Rec. Aust. Mus. 48(3): 223–286
Author(s):
Hunt, Glenn S.
Year published:
1996
Title:
A review of the genus Pedocortesella Hammer in Australia (Acarina: Cryptostigmata: Pedrocortsellidae)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
48
Issue:
3
Start page:
223
End page:
286
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.48.1996.430
Language:
English
Date published:
11 December 1996
Cover date:
11 December 1996
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
23 March 2009
Available online:
16 July 2009
Reference number:
430
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Complete work:
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Abstract

The paper reviews the genus Pedrocortesella Hammer in Australia and a rediagnosis is given for the genus. Pedrocortesella propinqua P. Balogh and P. temperata P. Balogh are redescribed and adults of 17 new species are described: P. anica, P. augusta, P. bannisteri, P. bithongabela, P. callitarsus, P. calmorum, P. conundrum, P. enigma, P. gunjina, P. hangayi, P. impedita, P. kanangra, P. leei, P. nortoni, P. obesa, P. subula, and P. truncata. Pedrocortesella conundrum and P. kanangra are regarded as incertae sedis. Acupedicellus Hunt & Lee, 1995 becomes a junior synonym of Pedrocortesella and a new combination is established for its type species: Pedrocortesella cornuta (Hunt & Lee, 1995). Pedrocortesella dispersa P. Balogh and P. queenslandica P. Balogh are assigned to different genera in other papers. A key is given to adults of the 22 Australian Pedrocortesella species currently recognised. Characters of systematic value are examined. Five possible species groups are discussed. The World distribution of the genus is briefly discussed and relevant literature cited.