Dorsal (left) and ventral views of Africoribates australis, from Balogh & Balogh (1992 vol. 2).

Belongs within: Ceratozetoidea.

Africoribates is a genus of oribatid mites found in sub-Saharan Africa (Subías 2004).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with lamellae and translamella present. Notogaster with pairs of setae; four pairs of areae porosae; pteromorphae movable. Six pairs of genital setae; one pair of aggenital setae; two pairs of anal setae; three pairs of adanal setae. Legs tridactyle.

<==Africoribates Evans 1953S04
    |--*A. ornatus Evans 1953S04
    |--A. australis Mahunka 1985S04
    |--A. depilatus (Berlese 1910) [=Peloribates depilatus]S04
    |--A. evansi Balogh 1959S04
    |--A. glabratus (Berlese 1908) [=Peloribates glabratus]S04
    |--A. macfarlanei Balogh 1959S04
    |--A. maximus Mahunka 1984S04
    |--A. pilosus (Mahunka 1985) [=Kilimabates pilosus]S04
    |--A. polygonatus (Mahunka 1985) [=Kilimabates polygonatus]S04
    `--A. undulatus Balogh 1959S04

*Type species of generic name indicated


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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