Coraciacarus muellermotzfeldi Dabert & Alberti, 2008

Huia mite



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1879



New Zealand


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: MUPP AMU G1/1


8 paratypes (3 females, 5 males) (also MUPP collection)






Original scientific description:

Dabert, J. and Alberti, G. (2008). A new species of the genus Coraciacarus (Gabuciniidae, Pterolichoidea) from the huia Heteralocha acutirostris (Callaeatidae, Passeriformes), an extinct bird species from New Zealand. Journal of Natural History 42(43-44): 2763-2776.


Other references:

Heath, Allen, Rolfe, Jeremy and Michel, Pascale. (2022). Conservation status of parasitic mites and ticks (Acari) in New Zealand, 2021. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 37. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 23 pp.

Hernandes, Fabio A. (2020). A review of the feather mite family Gabuciniidae Gaud & Atyeo (Acariformes Astigmata: Pterolichoidea) of Brazil, with descriptions of eleven new species. Zootaxa 4747(1): 1-53.


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