Biodiversity of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) along an altitudinal gradient in the Central Alps.

@article{Fischer2013BiodiversityOO,
  title={Biodiversity of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) along an altitudinal gradient in the Central Alps.},
  author={Barbara M. Fischer and Heinrich Schatz},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2013},
  volume={3626},
  pages={
          429-54
        }
}
Oribatid mite communities were studied in the Central Alps (Obergurgl, Tyrol, Austria). Samples were taken on four sites along an altitudinal gradient from 2050 m a.s.l to 2900 m a.s.l., in different vegetation units (pine forest, Nardetum, Caricetum, Androsacetum). A total of 86 species were found, most of them occurred only at one altitude, four species were found in all four study sites. Three taxa could not be ascribed to a certain species (Carabodes sp. Mycobates sp., Tectocepheus sp… Expand
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