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Trichoribates polaris Hammer 1953

Behan-Pelletier, Valerie M.; Lindo, Zoë

Trichoribates polaris Hammer, 1953

Geographic Location: AK: Barrow (Hammer 1955a; Hurd & Lindquist 1958; Bohnsack 1968, 1973); Cape Thompson (Watson et al. 1966); northern and northwestern coastal plain; Fairbanks Region; Denali NP; Chugach Mtns; Kenai Peninsula; Pribilof Islands (Behan 1978a); Brooks Range, Dalton Hwy. crossing of Kanuti River (Behan 1978a; Behan-Pelletier 1985; Hammer (1955a); YT: Richardson Mtns, Ogilvie Mtns (Behan-Pelletier 1997b); modern fossils (Matthews & Telka 1997); NT: Banks Is. (Behan 1978a); Victoria Is., southwest of Collinson Inlet (Behan-Pelletier 1985); NU: Devon Is. (Ryan 1977; Behan 1978a); Ellesmere Is.: Slidre Fiord (Hammer 1953); Alexandra Fiord, Oldsquaw nest; Quttinirpaaq NP: Hazen Camp, 81°49'N, 71°16'W (Behan 1978a); Hazen Camp (Kevan et al. 1995); Hot Weather Creek (Brodo 2000); Bathurst Is., 75°43'N, 98°25'W (Danks and Byers 1972; Behan 1978a); Melville Is., Baily Point; Axel Heiberg Is. (Behan 1978a).

Habitats: arctic coastal plain; tussock tundra; Salix, Betula, Sphagnum litter in moist bog; lemming nest.

Distribution: Nearctic; eastern Palaearctic.

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 143, DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4666.1.1, http://zenodo.org/record/4000595
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