Amerobelbidae

 Dorsum of Mongaillardia callitoca, from Balogh & Balogh (1992, vol. 2).

Belongs within: Brachypylina.

The Amerobelbidae is a family of oribatid mites found primarily in the Palaearctic region with the outlying Mongaillardia magna found on the Atlantic island of Saint Helena (Subías 2004). Costulae are present on the prodorsum of the southern European genus Berndamerus but absent in the remaining genera (Balogh & Balogh 1992).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Lamellar setae far from rostral setae, but nearer to rostral setae than to interlamellar setae. Notogaster without affixed exuvia; ten pairs of notogastral setae. Epimeral, genital and aggenital setae simple, may have small barbs; six pairs of genital setae, three pairs of aggenital setae, two pairs of anal setae, three pairs of adanal seta. Legs monodactyle.

Amerobelbidae
|--Amerobelba Berlese 1908S04
| `--*A. decedens Berlese 1908 [incl. Eremobelba maxima Willmann 1951]S04
|--Hellenamerus Mahunka 1974S04
| `--*H. ionicus Mahunka 1974S04
|--Rastellobata Grandjean 1961S04
| `--*R. rastelligera (Berlese 1908) [=Amerobelba rastelligera]S04
|--Yambaramerus Aoki 1996S04
| |--*Y. itoi Aoki 1996S04
| `--Y. arcuatus Aoki & Yamamoto 2000S04
|--Berndamerus Mahunka 1977S04
| |--*B. hellenicus Mahunka 1977S04
| |--B. bicostatus (Berlese 1910) [=Amerobelba bicostata]S04
| `--B. eremuloides (Berlese 1910) [=Amerobelba eremuloides]S04
`--Mongaillardia Grandjean 1961S04
|--*M. callitoca Grandjean 1961S04
|--M. aeoliana (Bernini 1979) [=Amerobelba aeoliana]S04
|--M. eveana Grandjean 1961S04
|--M. grandjeani Calugar & Vasiliu 1984S04
`--M. magna Wallwork 1977S04

*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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