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Iugoribates gracilis Sellnick 1944

Behan-Pelletier, Valerie M.; Lindo, Zoë

Iugoribates gracilis Sellnick, 1944

Geographic Location: AK: Northern coast plain; Brooks Range (Behan 1978a); Denali NP; Brooks Range, pingo near Franklin Bluffs (Behan-Pelletier 1985); YT, Ogilvie Mtns, km 155 Dempster Highway; Ivvavik NP, British Mtns, 69°54'N, 140°23'W; 69°13'N, 140°05'W; 69°15'N, 140°09'W; 69°27'N, 140°25'W (Behan-Pelletier 1985); NT: Mackenzie Delta subarctic; Banks Is. (Behan 1978a; Behan & Hill 1978); Victoria Is., Prince Albert Peninsula, 77°05'N, 116°05'W; Melville Is., Baily Point; NU: Ellesmere Is.: Tanquary Fiord (Danks and Byers 1972; Behan-Pelletier 1985); Alexandra Fiord; 70°29'N, 75°50'W (Behan-Pelletier 1985); Devon Is. (Ryan 1977; Behan 1978a; Behan-Pelletier 1985); Ellesmere Is., Quttinirpaaq NP, Hazen Camp (Behan-Pelletier 1985; Kevan et al. 1995); Keewatin; Axel Heiberg Is.; Baffin Is.; Ward Hunt Is.; Igloolik Is.; Seymour Is.; King Christian Is.; Somerset Is. (Behan 1978a; Behan- Pelletier 1985); Cornwallis Is., Resolute Bay; Ellef Ringnes Is., Isachsen; Bathurst Is. (Behan-Pelletier 1985); Bathurst Is. (Danks and Byers 1972; Behan 1978a); AB: ABMI Sites (Walter et al. 2014).

Habitats: coastal tundra; tussock tundra; dry tundra; Ivory gull nest; moist moss; exposed frozen soil.

Distribution: Nearctic.

Published as part of Behan-Pelletier, Valerie M. & Lindo, Zoë, 2019, Checklist of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) of Canada and Alaska, pp. 1-180 in Zootaxa 4666 (1) on page 138, DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4666.1.1, http://zenodo.org/record/4000595
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