The megisthanid mites (Mesostigmata: Megisthanidae) of Australia.

  title={The megisthanid mites (Mesostigmata: Megisthanidae) of Australia.},
  author={Owen D. Seeman},
  volume={4563 1},
  • O. Seeman
  • Published 28 February 2019
  • Biology
  • Zootaxa
The Australian Megisthanidae are revised, resulting in the description of five new species from passalid beetles (Coleoptera: Passalidae) in Queensland: M. manonae sp. nov. from Mastachilus australasicus; M. simoneae sp. nov. from Mastachilus polyphyllus; M. southcotti sp. nov. from Aulacocyclus fracticornis; M. womersleyi sp. nov. from Protomocoelus australis; and M. zachariei sp. nov. from Aulacocyclus kaupii. Megisthanus womersleyi is also based on material from Misima Island, Papua New… 
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Feeding design in free-living mesostigmatid chelicerae (Acari: Anactinotrichida)
  • C. Bowman
  • Biology, Environmental Science
    Experimental & applied acarology
  • 2021
This review shows that predatory mesostigmatids do have cheliceral designs with clear rational purposes, and evidence for a resource partitioning model in the evolution of gnathosomal development is found.