First reported observation of phoresy of pseudoscorpions on an endemic New Zealand mammal, the lesser short-tailed bat, Mystacina tuberculata

G. R. Finlayson, G. Madani, Paul G. Dennis, M. Harvey

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The pseudoscorpion Apatochernes vastus Beier, 1976 (Chernetidae) is recorded for the first time on the pelage of the endemic New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat, Mystacina tuberculata. Despite previous descriptions of numerous species of pseudoscorpions throughout New Zealand, the distribution, abundance and life history strategies of pseudoscorpions is poorly known.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-301
Number of pages4
JournalNew Zealand Journal of Zoology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2015


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