Austronothrus,

Colloff, Matthew J. & Cameron, Stephen L., 2014, Beyond Moa’s Ark and Wallace’s Line: extralimital distribution of new species of Austronothrus (Acari, Oribatida, Crotoniidae) and the endemicity of the New Zealand oribatid mite fauna, Zootaxa 3780 (3), pp. 263-281: 270

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3780.2.3

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/FC5187B7-FFF0-6212-FF4F-FF2115DEFDB4

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scientific name

Austronothrus
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Key to species of Austronothrus 

1. With most marginal and caudal notogastral setae long, flagelliform, strongly overlapping; centrodorsal setae very short, spini- form................................................................. A. flagellatus Colloff & Cameron, 2009 

- With most marginal and caudal notogastral setae relatively short, not overlapping or only slightly, setiform, subequal to centro- dorsal setae or shorter................................................................................. 2

2. Setae h 2 and h 1 sub-equal in length; marginal and centrodorsal setae very short, sub-equal; ten pairs of genital setae.............................................................................................. A. kinabalu  sp. nov.

- Setae h 2 markedly shorter than setae h 1; with seven or eight pairs of genital setae................................... 3

3. With eight pairs of genital setae..................................................... A. curviseta Hammer, 1966 

- With seven pairs of genital setae.......................................................................... 4

4. Setae of c series sub-equal in length............................................ A. clarki Colloff & Cameron, 2009 

- Setae c 2 markedly shorter than c 1 and c 3 ..................................................... A. rostralis  sp. nov.