Journal:2002. 10 (1)
THREE NEW SPECIES OF ORIBATID MITES (ACARINA, ORIBATIDA:
HAPLOCHTHONIIDAE) FROM THE ANTARCTIC CONTINENT
About authors:А.К. Sanyal, Zoological Survey of India, М- Block, New Alipore, Kolkata 700 053, India;
The authors wish to acknowledge their grati-tude to Dr. J.R.B. Alfred, Director, Zoological Survey of India, for his inspiration and providing necessary facilities. Sincere thanks are also due to Dr. A.K. Hazra, Scientist-E of the same Depart-ment for assistance and suggestions. The authors especially Dr. Barman are grateful to the Ministry of Environment and Forests and to the Department of Ocean Development, Government of India, New Delhi, for extending all sorts of help for participat-ing in the XVII Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica.
Three new species, Haplochthonius antarcti-cus, H. maitri and H. longisetosus, collected from mosses and soil in the Antarctic Continent are described and illustrated. The family Haplochtho-niidae is recorded for the first time from Antarctica.
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