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Identity of the Antarctic mite Gainia nivalis Trouessart (Acari, Nanorchestidae)

Mark JUDSON

en Bulletin du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, 4ème série – section A – Zoologie, Biologie et Écologie animales 17 (1-2) - Pages 83-86

Published on 17 November 1995

The types of Gainia nivalis Trouessart, 1914, from Petermann Island (Antarctic Peninsula), have been re-examined and a lectotype designated. Gainia Trouessart, 1914 is confirmed to be a junior subjective synonym of Nanorchestes Topsent and Trouessart, 1890. Nanorchestes nivalis (n. comb.) is a senior subjective synonym of N. gressitti Strandtmann, 1982 (n. syn.). Authorship of the family name Nanorchestidae is attributed to BERLESE, 1913.
Keywords :
Acari, Nanorchestes, Gainia, Antarctic