Acaroceras (Acaroceras)

Dorsal, ventral and lateral views of Acaroceras galapagoensis, from Heinrich Schatz & Jose Palacios-Vargas.

Belongs within: Microzetidae.

The type subgenus of the genus Acaroceras is a Neotropical group of oribatid mites with an unpaired apophysis in the interlamellar region.

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Chelicerae with small corniculi. Prodorsum with lamellae leaving interlamellar region and part of rostral region uncovered; unpaired interlamellar apophysis present, emerging from base of interlamellar region; interlamellar setae long, originating on lamellae proper; sensillus directed forward, filiform, long. Pteromorphae immovable, long. Apodemata IV thickened.

<==Acaroceras Grandjean 1936 (Acaroceras)S04
    |--*A. (A.) odontotus Grandjean 1936S04
    |--A. (A.) becki Balogh 1962S04
    |--A. (A.) cavernosus Balogh 1962S04
    |--A. (A.) dechambrieri Mahunka 1983S04
    |--A. (A.) feideri Calugar & Vasiliu 1977S04
    |--A. (A.) furcatus Balogh 1962S04
    |--A. (A.) galapagoensis Schatz & Palacios-Vargas 1999S04
    |--A. (A.) hamifer Balogh & Mahunka 1977S04
    |--A. (A.) index Balogh & Mahunka 1977S04
    |--A. (A.) interiunctus Schatz & Palacios-Vargas 1999S04
    |--A. (A.) oaxacanus Mahunka & Palacios-Vargas 1996S04
    |--A. (A.) porosus Balogh & Mahunka 1977S04
    |--A. (A.) pseudofurcatus Balogh & Mahunka 1969S04
    |--A. (A.) pugio Balogh 1962S04
    |--A. (A.) schalleri Balogh 1962S04
    |--A. (A.) similis Balogh 1962S04
    `--A. (A.) taurus Schatz & Palacios-Vargas 1999S04

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

Balogh, J., & P. Balogh. 1992. The Oribatid Mites Genera of the World vol. 1. Hungarian Natural History Museum: Budapest.

[S04] Subías, L. S. 2004. Listado sistemático, sinonímico y biogeográfico de los ácaros oribátidos (Acariformes, Oribatida) del mundo (1758–2002). Graellsia 60 (número extraordinario): 3–305.

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