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.

 
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Short Form
Hunt, 1996, Rec. Aust. Mus. 48(3): 223–286
Author
Glenn S. Hunt
Year
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
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23 March 2009
Available Online
16 July 2009
Reference Number
430
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