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

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.

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Marshall, David J., Pugh, Philip J. A.

Date:
1 January, 1996
Journal/Source:
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society / 118
Page(s):
101-118
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1996.tb00221.x