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Origin of the inland Acari of Continental Antarctica, with particular reference to Dronning Maud Land

Marshall, David J.; Pugh, Philip J. A.. 1996 Origin of the inland Acari of Continental Antarctica, with particular reference to Dronning Maud Land. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 118 (2). 101-118. 10.1111/j.1096-3642.1996.tb00221.x

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Abstract/Summary

The extant Acari occurring on the inland mountain ranges and nunataks of Continental Antarctica comprise only pre-Pleistocene endemic Prostigmata and Cryptostigmata of which the Prostigmata are the probable earlier colonists. The inland acarofauna of Continental Antarctica has a different origin from that of Maritime Antarctica, though both are the relict descendants of a Mesozoic acarofauna, which has been radically depleted by one or more Mesozoic and/or Cenozoic glacial events.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1111/j.1096-3642.1996.tb00221.x
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Pre 2000 programme
ISSN: 00244082
Additional Keywords: Acari, Antarctica, biogeography, endemism, immigration, origin
Date made live: 21 Nov 2016 14:41 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/515202

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