Mesostigmatid mites as parasites of small mammals: Systematics, ecology, and the evolution of parasitic associations

@inproceedings{Dowling2006MesostigmatidMA,
  title={Mesostigmatid mites as parasites of small mammals: Systematics, ecology, and the evolution of parasitic associations},
  author={Ashley P G Dowling},
  year={2006}
}
The Acari represent the most diverse assemblage within the Arachnida and are currently subdivided into three major lineages: Acariformes, Opilioacariformes, and Parasitiformes. This chapter focuses on the Mesostigmata, a morphologically and ecologically diverse group of parasitiform mites, many of which are parasitic on small mammals. The majority of mesostigmatid species are found as free-living predators of other arthropods and nematodes in a wide variety of habitats. Only a small proportion… Expand

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