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Subphylum Chelicerata - Chelicerates

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Mygalomorphae Phylogeny & Evolution, by M.C. Hedin and J.E. Bond

RevSys: Systematics of the scorpion family Vaejovidae
[cite:1029364]

Mites and other microarthropods, by Srivastava Lab at UBC
[cite:1037590]

Training Course in Contemporary Taxonomy - Mites taxonomy
[Cite:701343]

This link is to the section Mites Taxonomy of the GTI Reader Training Course website. This page links to Databases, Journals of interest, Literature of interest, etc. The latter provides a comprehensive set of freely downloadable papers by mite experts F. Grandjean, J. Cooreman, A. Fain, H. André, and G. Wauthy, organized by author.

Acarology
A web site based in the UK with a discussion board and numerous links to web sites and journals focusing on mites and ticks, as well as a directory of acarologists.

Invasive Mite Identification: Tools for Quarantine and Plant Protection - David Evans Walter
From the web site:
"After the insects, mites (the subclass of the Arachnida named Acari or Acarina) are the most diverse and difficult group of arthropods encountered in quarantine. Like insects, but unlike their arachnid relatives (spiders, scorpions and the like), the feeding ecologies of mites go well beyond predation to include herbivory and parasitism. The Acari includes a host of plant parasites that can devastate crops by their feeding or by transmitting plant pathogens. Domestic and wild animals also are infested by an often bewildering diversity of parasitic mites, including those that cause debilitating disease and deformity. Even other arthropods are not immune, as the worldwide spread of the honeybee parasite varroa has demonstrated. Social insects and those that bore in timber are especially rich in associated mites – and for most of these mites we have no idea what their potential impact may be if they are introduced into new areas.

Spiders of Minnesota
Site provides a complete checklist to the spiders found in the state of Minnesota. Checklist includes annotations and references as well as species of hypothetical occurrence.

World Spider Catalog
The first fully searchable online database covering spider taxonomy by Natural History Museum Bern.

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